Legacy 450 and Legacy 500
The key clean-sheet design drivers of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 executive jets are premium comfort, outstanding performance, and low operating costs. While establishing a new paradigm for their respective segments, the interior of the jets, designed in partnership with BMW Group DesignworksUSA, will provide unsurpassed comfort and style: a six-foot (1.82-meter) stand-up cabin with a flat floor and an externally serviced full-breadth aft lavatory. These revolutionary new jets have best-in-class cabin space, sound proofing, and baggage compartment volume. The Legacy 450 offers a complete refreshment center and the Legacy 500 includes a fully-equipped wet galley.
Rockwell Collins state-of-the-art Pro Line Fusion avionics suite equips the two jets, which will deliver an unmatched level of capabilities in the midlight and midsize categories, providing extensive situational awareness with a highly intuitive user interface. The flight deck has four 15.1-inch high-resolution displays on a "T" configuration with advanced graphics. Flight deck standard features include such systems as Synthetic Vision, Integrated Flight Information, Advanced Flight Management, and full-flight regimen auto-throttles. Optional Enhanced Vision (EVS) and Head-up Guidance Systems (HGS) will be offered.
Honeywell's latest-generation HTF7500E engines powers the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500, with 6,000-7,000 pounds of thrust. This environment-friendly propulsion system, based on the proven HTF7000 platform, incorporates the most recent technologies to achieve high performance requirements, with improved fuel efficiency, ease of maintainability, low operating costs, and reduced noise and emissions.
Both jets are equipped with a full fly-by-wire actuation system for ailerons, elevators, rudder and spoilers, which is unique to their classes. The redundant high-speed computers and side-stick control enables a smoother flight for passengers and offer pilots the advantage of effortless response, greater control, increased cockpit comfort, reduced workload, and flight envelope protection.
The Legacy 450 is designed for a range of 2,300 nautical miles (4,260 km) with four passengers, or 2,200 nautical miles (4,070 km) with eight passengers, including NBAA IFR reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop from Atlanta (USA) to Seattle, New York to Mexico City (Mexico), Moscow (Russia) to Madrid (Spain) or Riyadh (Saudi Arabia), and from Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Bariloche (Argentina).
The Legacy 500 is designed for a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,560 km) with four passengers, or 2,800 nautical miles (5,190 km) with eight passengers, including NBAA IFR reserves. These characteristics will allow customers to fly nonstop coast-to-coast from Miami to
Seattle, New York to Los Angeles, or Los Angeles to Honolulu, in the United States, as well as from Gander (Canada) to Paris (France), Paris to Riyadh, Moscow (Russia) to New Delhi (India), and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) to Chicago (USA), with a stop in Caracas (Venezuela).
Both the Legacy 450 and the Legacy 500 will have highest cruising speeds in their classes (Mach 0.78 and Mach 0.80, respectively). Both aircraft will also provide a reduced time to climb to high altitudes and excellent field performance.
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