– Embraer has signed a repeat order with Linxair Business Airline, of Slovenia, for a second Legacy 600 executive jet. The aircraft will be delivered this year.
“We are delighted that Linxair has such confidence in our executive jets that they are taking another Legacy so soon,” commented Colin Steven, Embraer Vice President, Marketing and Sales – Europe, Africa, and Middle East, Executive Jets. “It’s an honor for us to be a part of the company’s growing activities, knowing that even more of their customers will appreciate the unparalleled combination of sumptuous appointments, space and performance of the Legacy 600.”
Last October, Linxair received its first Legacy 600. With its activities out of Ljubljana, Slovenia, growing so quickly, a second Legacy 600 will allow the air charter operator to attend the demand from business clients not only from Slovenia, but also from central Europe.
“The Legacy 600 won us over with its exceptional reliability and bright spacious cabin. And now, we are eager to add another aircraft to our growing fleet,” said Niki Music, CEO of Linxair. “Business travelers are increasingly seeking comfort and we are sure that the legendary performance, speed and prestige of the Legacy 600 have tremendous appeal for our customers.”
) is an expanding Slovenian business aviation operator. The company was founded in 1999 under the name of Ganair Aviation, starting out as a dedicated turboprop operator with a few pilots. Linxair now has six jets and some 30 employees. The company serves mainly a local clientele, principally small to medium-sized businesses. With its increasing activity in international markets, Linxair is responding to the demand for larger, faster, and more comfortable aircraft.
About the Legacy 600
The Legacy 600 jet provides premium comfort and privacy for up to 14 passengers in three distinct seating areas. Interior standard features include first-class leather seats, a plush divan, an elegant credenza, and spacious tables for dining or meetings. The aircraft also has a full size galley for hot and cold meals, a full-width aft lavatory, wardrobe and storage cabinet, and an entertainment system with DVD players and satellite telecommunications. Optional High Speed Data (HSD) and Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) capabilities allow customers to browse the Internet, access e-mails and transfer files. The 240-cubic-foot (6.8-cubic-meter) baggage compartment of the Legacy 600 is one of the largest in the industry and is easily accessible during flight, for greater passenger convenience.
The aircraft cruises at a speed of up to Mach 0.80 and has a range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km or 3,740 miles) with eight passengers and NBAA IFR reserves. This range, bolstered by superior passenger and luggage capacity, enables customers to fly nonstop from New York (U.S.) to London (U.K.); from London or Geneva (Switzerland) to Dubai (United Arab Emirates); from Singapore (Singapore) to Beijing (China) or to Port Moresby (Papua New Guinea); and from Jakarta (Indonesia) to Melbourne (Australia) at lower operating costs than competitive aircraft with a similar cabin size. Additionally, the Legacy 600 is the only super mid-size jet certified to operate into and out of the London City and Cannes-Mandelieu airports.
The twin-engine business jet is based on the successful ERJ 145 regional jet family platform that has accumulated over 12.5 million flight hours on 1,000 aircraft. With a platform designed to endure an average of 2,500 hours per year, low operating cost, and a track record of over 99 percent dispatch reliability, the Legacy 600 offers luxurious comfort and delivers high utilization and high availability.
Note to Editors
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