Embraer adds HALTO to Legacy 650


ANAC in Brazil certifies high altitude landing and take-off operation for Legacy 650 aircraft

Legacy 650The Legacy 650 High Altitude
Landing  and Takeoff Operation (HALTO) was certified by Agência Nacional
de Aviação Civil (ANAC) in Brazil. Certifications from the
European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in Europe and the Federal Aviation Administration
(FAA) in the US
are expected to follow soon.

“This certification comes after the ultra-large Lineage 1000 HALTO
certification in March and means all of our larger corporate jets can now
operate at the highest airports in the world,” said Luciano Castro, vice
president programmes, Embraer Executive Jets. “This provides increased
flexibility for operators who need this versatility.”

The HALTO certification allows the Legacy 650 to access high-altitude airports
around the world including those in Argentina,
Colombia, Ecuador, Bolivia,
Peru, China, India,
Nepal and the US.

The Legacy 650 will now be
able to serve airports located at altitudes up to 13,800 feet including La Paz, Bolivia
at 13,357 feet and Shangri-la,
China at 10,761
feet. Offered as an option, the certification follows HALTO certification for
the Legacy 600 by ANAC and FAA. EASA is expected to certificate the super
mid-size aircraft for HALTO shortly after the approval is granted to the Legacy

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