Bristol, UK-based charter company Centreline, has taken delivery of a second Embraer Legacy 500, which it is managing for the aircraft’s owner while offering it for charter.
The company said that the nine-seat Legacy 500’s range, at 3,100 nm, will allow it “to add capacity to destinations such as the former CIS, Greece, and the Canary Islands, even from relatively short runways such as Dundee and Oxford.” Embraer quotes a takeoff distance (balanced field length) of 4,084 feet (at standard sea level conditions and at its max takeoff weight of 37,919 pounds).
The aircraft is Centreline’s third super-midsize jet, after a Falcon 2000LXS and its first Legacy 500, which was delivered in March 2016 and entered service two months later as the first of the type in Europe. It also operates four Cessna Citaton CJ2s and a CJ1 from its main base at Bristol Airport.
Centreline CEO Tanya Raynes said, “Winning the contract for a second aircraft of this type is a clear sign that Centreline is firmly establishing itself as a management organization.” Company owner Pula Aviation—a Guernsey, Channel Islands-based, family-owned outfit—intends to develop Centreline into a full-service private jet management company.