Indonesia certifies the Legacy 650 executive jet
Embraer Executive Jets has received the type certification for the Legacy 650 executive jet from Indonesia’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation on 27 March 2013.
This paves the way for Indonesian operator Premiair to put the aircraft into service.
“With the certification of the Legacy 650 in Indonesia, all in-service Embraer Executive Jets are now certified in the country,” said Jose Eduardo Costas, vice president, Sales – Asia Pacific, Embraer Executive Jets. “Our largest customer in the region, Premiair, is adding two Legacy 650s to its fleet, one new and one pre-owned.”
“This is a great addition to our fleet and offers our customers the flexibility of longer range,” said Ari D. Singgih, managing director, Premiair. “We now have the youngest fleet in Indonesia and the largest fleet of Embraer Executive Jets in the country thanks to a great partnership. Embraer Executive Jets are perfectly suited to Indonesia with its 17,000 islands stretched over 3,000 nautical miles from East to West. With an annual economic growth rate of 5+%, we expect to expand our business with the addition of the Legacy 650.”
Indonesia currently has a fleet of 12 Embraer executive jets from the Phenom 300 to the Lineage 1000. Embraer represents one third of all executive jets in operation in Indonesia. The Legacy 600 is the most popular of them with seven aircraft. When it takes delivery of the Legacy 650s, the Premiair fleet will include eight Embraer aircraft.
The Legacy 650 entered service in late 2010, the aircraft can carry up to 14 passengers flying up to 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 kilometers). The aircraft can fly nonstop from Jakarta to Beijing, Tokyo, Melbourne (Australia) or the Middle East.