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News: Speed Records Flow For Embraer Executive's Legacy Line

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  1. Embraer Legacy 450 ; 500 ; 650 Post Speed Records

    Embraer recently announced that its Legacy Family of business jets has set new world speed records, totaling six in 2016. The Legacy 650, Legacy 500, and Legacy 450 have each established new speed records in their classes for continental and transoceanic routes.“These new speed records demonstrate the superior design characteristics of our Legacy Family of business jets,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “In addition to outstanding performance and premium comfort, each Legacy model delivers true business value, through unparalleled reliability at an unbeatable operational cost.”
  2. The newest records were for “Speed over a Recognized Course,” of which four were set on the Legacy 500 by Embraer pilots Casey Davis and Sam Bennett. The first flight occurred on June 27, from Houston, Texas to Melbourne, Florida, with six passengers onboard, achieving an average speed of 435.52 mph in 2h02m. The second flight happened on June 30, from Bradley, Connecticut to Scottsdale, Arizona, reaching an average speed of 460.26 mph in 4h47m. The third flight took place on July 5, from Scottsdale, Arizona to Calgary, Canada, and the aircraft attained an average speed of 475.04 mph in 2h32m. The fourth flight was from Calgary, Canada to Reno, Nevada on July 8, registering an average speed of 435.51 mph in 1h57m. Embraer pilots Casey Davis and Sam Bennett also set a transoceanic record with the Legacy 650 on January 3, recording an average speed of 436.12 mph in 7h44m, from London, UK to Bradley, Connecticut. On May 22, pilots Jeremy Schneider and Michael Voechting flew the Legacy 450 from London, UK to Geneva, Switzerland and achieved an average speed of 360.71 mph. The National Aeronautic Association (NAA) and the Federation Aeronautique Internationale have confirmed each of these flights as a U.S. record and a world record, respectively. In all six speed record flights, the aircraft completed the missions with NBAA IFR fuel reserves.

    For more information:

    Embraer Brasileira
    de Aeronautica S.A.
    Avenida Brigadeiro Faria Lima, 2170
    São Paulo, São José dos Campos
    12227-901 Brazil

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