Legacy 500 Overview
The Embraer Legacy 500 is the bigger, faster, and longer-range version of the Legacy 450. Both planes were launched at the same time in 2008, and are still in development. These aircraft are corporate/executive upgrades of the ERJ-135 and ERJ-145 commercial regional jetliners.
Legacy 500 Interior
The cabin of the 500 seats 8 to 12 passengers, in a similar cabin layout to the 450, but offers an extra 4 ft 4 in of length, bringing it to 26 ft 8in in total. They share an overall baggage capacity of 150 cubic ft, 40 of which is accessible during flight. Like the 450, amenities on board the 500 may include wireless high-speed internet, Airshow systems, DVD, telephone and fax capabilities, meeting tables, and individual workstations at some seats.
Pushing the margins of the traditional Midsize Jet class, the Legacy 450 and 500 feel and perform more like the traditional Super Midsize class.
Legacy 500 Performance
The 500 adds a longer-range option to the arsenal of the midsize Legacy jets, with a maximum range of 3450 miles. It can also reach a maximum speed of 632 mph, thanks to its two Honeywell HTF7500E engines.
In the cockpit, the 500 utilizes the same avionics equipment as the 450: the Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck, which is designed especially for flight crew comfort and usability, as well as the aircraft’s overall safety.