Embraer Executive Jets received type certification for its large Legacy 650 aircraft from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation on March 27, 2013, paving the way for Premiair to put the aircraft into service.
“With the certification of the Legacy 650 in Indonesia, all in-service Embraer Executive Jets are now certified in the country,” said Jose Eduardo Costas, Vice President, Sales – Asia Pacific, Embraer Executive Jets. “Our largest customer in the region, Premiair, is adding two Legacy 650s to its fleet, one new and one pre-owned.”
“This is a great addition to our fleet and offers our customers the flexibility of longer range,” said Ari D. Singgih, Managing Director, Premiair. “We now have the youngest fleet in Indonesia and the largest fleet of Embraer Executive Jets in the country thanks to a great partnership. Embraer Executive Jets are perfectly suited to Indonesia with its 17,000 islands stretched over 3,000 nautical miles from East to West. With an annual economic growth rate of 5+%, we expect to expand our business with the addition of the Legacy 650.”
Indonesian entrepreneurs have long recognized the superior comfort, technology and performance of Embraer Executive Jets. The country is home to 12 aircraft, ranging from the Phenom 300 to the flagship Lineage 1000. Embraer represents one third of all executive jets in operation in Indonesia. The Legacy 600 is the most popular of them with seven units. When it takes delivery of the Legacy 650s, the Premiair fleet will include eight Embraer aircraft.
The refined interiors of the Legacy 650 include additional sound proofing to minimize noise fatigue and the advanced Honeywell Ovation Select cabin management system. It retains all the attributes of the Legacy 600 including the three-cabin-zone interior, more than the average midsize jet, twice the space of the average super-midsize jet and almost twice the size of the two-cabin large jets. It offers the largest lavatory in the class as well as the largest inflight-accessible baggage compartment.
The Legacy 650 entered service in late 2010 and can accommodate up to 14 passengers. The jet’s range is 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers), affording nonstop distances such as Jakarta to Beijing, Tokyo, Melbourne (Australia) or the Middle East.