EMBRAER TO DEBUT NEW SEAT DESIGN FOR LEGACY 450, 500 AT EBACE
Embraer will debut the new seat design for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 business jets at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland, from May 29 to May 31. Recent enhancements to the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 include a best-in-class cabin altitude (5,800 ft.), new seat design with broader selection of options, new internet connectivity and readiness for the Future Air Navigation System (FANS).
In support of the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen investments to modernize the National Aerospace System, Embraer is now offering customers of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 FANS 1/A+ technology, which allows datalink communications between pilots and Air Traffic Control. This optional feature was made available to new Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 customers in the fourth quarter of 2017 and has already been incorporated into aircraft in the existing fleet.
An additional enhancement in communications for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 is Gogo’s latest air-to-ground connectivity system, the AVANCE L5, which allows Embraer customers to benefit from higher Internet speeds through access to 4G networks. The AVANCE L5 system delivers data rates of up to 9.8 Mbps for downlink, covering the Continental U.S. and portions of Alaska and Canada. In the first quarter of 2018, this option became available to Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 customers, and aircraft of both models have already received installation of the AVANCE L5.
To round out the latest enhancements to these revolutionary aircraft, the Embraer DNA Design introduces even greater comfort via an enhanced selection of Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 seat design options. Extensive customer interaction has generated improved ergonomics through design improvements, such as seat backrest and new headrest support. The new seat design also offers customers more personalization options through new styles in stitching, leather material textures and color applications.
The previous maximum cabin altitude of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 was 6,000 ft (1.828 m) when flying at 45,000 ft (13.716 m). The cabin pressurization differential was increased from 9.3 psi to 9.73 psi to reduce the maximum cabin altitude to 5,800 ft. The aircraft’s environmental control system also preserves a sea-level cabin altitude while flying under 27,050 ft. (8.245 m).
The new seating options for the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 as well as the lower cabin altitude became available to customers receiving aircraft in the second quarter of 2018.