Legacy 500


The Legacy 500 Certification

The Legacy 500 is Now Certified and Ready to Enter Service - all targets achieved or exceeded

Legacy 500 Certified Performance Data Summary


​Specifications ​Design Goals ​Certified Legacy 500
Range 1 ​3,000 nm/ 5,556 km
3,125 nm/5,788 km
Takeoff Distance 2 ​4,600 ft/ 1,402 m
4,084 ft/1,245 m
​Unfactored Landing Distance 3 ​2,400 ft/ 732 m
2,122 ft/647 m
Block Fuel for 600 nm @M0.80 4 ​2,610 lb/ 1,184 kg
2,540 lb/1,152 kg
​Maximum Operating Altitude ​45,000 ft/ 13,716 m
45,000 ft/13,716 m
Initial Climb Altitude5 ​43,000 ft/ 13,106 m
43,000 ft/13,106 m
Time to Climb to Initial Climb Altitude5 ​22 min
22 min
Maximum Operating Speed (MMO)
​Mach 0.83
Mach 0.83
​High Speed Cruise 6
​460 kt/ 852 km/h
466 kt/863 km/h
​Maximum Payload 7 ​2,800 lb/ 1,270 kg
2,800 lb/1,270 kg
Payload Full Fuel 7 ​1,600 lb/ 726 kg
1,600 lb/ 726 kg
Total Baggage & Stowage Volume ​150 ft3/ 4.25 m3
155 ft3/ 4.39 m3
External Noise ​Stage IV
23 EPNdB below stage IV
Engine Thrust
​6,540 lbf
7,036 lbf
Engine Flat Rating
​ISA +15°C
ISA +18°C
(1)NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; baseline aircraft; LRC (Long Range Cruise); (2)SL; ISA; MTOW; (3)SL; ISA ; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; baseline aircraft; (4)NBAA IFR reserves; 200 nm alternate; 4 pax @ 200 lbs each; baseline aircraft; (5) From SL; @ MTOW; ISA; (6)Max cruise speed; FL430; ISA; 4 pax @ 200lbs each; half fuel tank; baseline aircraft; (7)Baseline aircraft . Some features may be available only after Type Certification
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Cologne, Germany, December 16, 2014 – Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet today was granted certification by the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) during a ceremony at its headquarters, in Cologne, Germany. Read the entire press release

São José dos Campos, Brazil, October 21, 2014 – Embraer’s Legacy 500 executive jet today was granted FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certification during a ceremony at the National Business Aviation Association Conference and Exhibition, in Orlando, Florida. Read the entire press release


São José dos Campos, Brazil, August 12, 2014 – The Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC) today granted type certification for the Legacy 500 executive jet during a ceremony at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE), in São Paulo, Brazil. Read the entire press release


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    Watch the video to learn about Mike Alexander's experience with the Legacy 500 first delivery

    Mike Alexander, pilot and aviation consultant since 1990, accepted the first Legacy 500 on behalf of Embraer’s customer. Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Mike Alexander is a Mackenzie University graduate with an MBA from Michigan State University and Management Courses from Harvard Business School.

    He serves on several aviation advisory boards and has managed the acceptance or transfer of nearly 90 aircraft. He is currently working with customers of 45 aircraft from helicopters and single engine to ultra-long range corporate jets. Upon acceptance of the first Legacy 500, he shared with us his impressions.

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