The Embraer Legacy 600 involved in the midair with a Gol Transportes Aéreos Boeing 737 on Sept. 29, 2006, will arrive today at Cleveland (Ohio) Hopkins International Airport after a ferry flight from Eduardo Gomes International Airport in Manaus, Brazil.
Embraer Legacy 600
Embraer has been awarded certification of its large-cabin Legacy 650 by the Brazilian Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and EASA, the company announced at the NBAA convention's static display yesterday.
The $25.9 million Legacy 650, an upgrade of the Legacy 600, was announced at last year's NBAA show in Orlando, Fla., where the company vowed to have the aircraft certified in a year.
The Embraer Legacy 650 will make its public debut at the seventh Latin American Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (Labace), which starts on Thursday and ends Saturday at Congonhas Airport in São Paulo, Brazil. "We are satisfied with the Legacy 650 debuting at such an important business aviation event," said Embraer Executive Jets executive vice president Luís Carlos Affonso.
São Paulo, Brazil-based Embraer delivered 69 regional and executive jets in the second quarter, up 15 aircraft from the same period last year. Shipments of Embraer’s executive jets more than doubled from 19 in the second quarter last year to 40 this year, while regional jet deliveries fell from 35 to 29.
The FAA rejected a request from Brazilian politicians to revoke the pilot certificates of the two U.S. pilots involved in the 2006 midair over the Amazon jungle.
David Rimmer, executive vice president of Ronkonkoma, N.Y.-based ExcelAire, told AIN that he believes the aircraft charter industry is now entering its next upcycle.
With Brazilian and FAA certification granted to Embraer’s Phenom 300 in December, the new type entered service with first customer Executive Flight Services on December 29. This marks Embraer’s third new certification project during the past two years (including the Phenom 100 and Lineage 1000).
American charter firm ExcelAire and pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino remain entangled in Brazilian legal battles more than three years after the Sept. 29, 2006, midair over the Amazon jungle between their Embraer Legacy 600 and a Gol Airlines 737-800 that resulted in the deaths of all 154 aboard the airliner.
American charter firm ExcelAire and pilots Joe Lepore and Jan Paul Paladino remain entangled in Brazilian legal battles more than three years after the midair on Sept. 29, 2006 between their Embraer Legacy 600 and a Gol Airlines 737-800 that resulted in the deaths of all 154 aboard the airliner.
The Legacy 650, the newest addition to Embraer’s growing choice of business jets, will fly with Honeywell Primus Elite avionics, a new product offering that will bring XM graphical weather capability, video display link and Jeppesen electronic charts to the cockpit, all of it accessible with a cursor-control graphical interface.