Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan recently said that he could not afford to buy plane and make films at the same time. While this became the topic of the B-town, far away in China, stuntman Jackie Chan has become the first customer in his country to take delivery of the Embraer Legacy 500 business jet, which has a price tag of $20 million.
“The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximise passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.
A best-in-class carrier, the Legacy 500 is the first executive jet of its size to feature side-stick flight controls. At the vanguard of visual displays, the cockpit is equipped with a Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite.
The 12-passenger jet’s six foot-tall, flat-floor cabin includes a cabin management system, surround sound, high-definition entertainment system and eight club seats that transition to four beds for long hauls. Taking off from airfields as short as 4,084 feet, the Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical miles (5,788 kilometers) with four passengers.
The Legacy 500 jet is capable of f lying at 45,000 feet and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class. It is configured with four axial compressor stages, a single centrifugal compressor, a two-stage high-pressure turbine and a three-stage low-pressure turbine driving a high-efficiency fan.
“I’m so thrilled to receive this Legacy 500, a state-of-art executive jet,” Chan said in a statement.