Enigmatic Chan gets first Embraer Legacy 500
Embraer has announced that martial arts movie star Jackie Chan has become the first customer in China to take delivery of a Legacy 500.
“The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximize passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “This new aircraft, along with the Legacy 650 that we already delivered to Mr. Chan, will further facilitate his business development, as well as his humanitarian activities.”
Chan’s connection with Embraer Executive Jets dates to 2012, when he received an Embraer Legacy 650 as China’s launch customer and became Embraer’s brand ambassador.
Guan Dongyuan, senior vice president of Embraer and president of Embraer China, said: “We feel privileged to deliver the Legacy 500 to Jackie Chan, who is not only a world-renowned star, business elite and philanthropist, but also Embraer’s old partner, loyal customer and brand ambassador. I believe Jackie Chan’s choice reflects the changing mindset among Chinese customers that midsize executive jets can fulfill most of their business missions with higher efficiency and greater flexibility.”
“I’m so thrilled to receive this Legacy 500, a state-of-art executive jet,” said Chan. “In the past few years, my Legacy 650 has brought me fantastic travelling experiences and great convenience, allowing me to do more acting and philanthropic works around the world. I’m sure that the performance of the new Legacy 500 will again exceed my expectations, and become a comfortable mobile home and office for me.”
The Legacy 500 was granted Validation of Type Certificate from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) in July 2015.