LEA has recently taken a second Legacy 650


Company now has 24 aircraft in their charter fleet

LEA Legacy 650London
Executive Aviation (LEA) has recently taken delivery of a new Legacy 650 this summer, the company is now
flying the world’s largest non-fractional Embraer Legacy fleet.

LEA operates two Legacy 650s
and six Legacy 600s in a total charter fleet of 24 aircraft, ranging from the Cessna
Citation Mustang to the Dassault Falcon 900EX.

LEA managing director George
Galanopoulos says: “Like the Falcon 900EX, the Legacy 650 brings us truly
transatlantic capability.” The Legacy 650 has a maximum range of 3,800 miles
with four passengers. “We can offer nonstop routes like London-New York, London-Lagos,
Dubai-London and Astana-London, to name just a few. And we’ve already taken one
of our 650s to the Seychelles
with just one stop and carried out a London-Los Angeles trip with only a quick fuelling stop in Canada. We can
provide all these services for around 30% less than the equivalent flights in a
Gulfstream or a Bombardier Global, yet the cabins are almost identical.

“Embraer Legacy aircraft
combine the cabin luxury that customers appreciate with operating economics and
field service that make operators smile.”

“Tour managers are among our
many customers who particularly love Legacys. As musicians now rely heavily on
performing live for their profits, tour managers are very sensitive to the
cost/benefit analysis of aircraft choice. The Legacys are widely seen in this
market to offer exceptional value for their size.”

Galanopoulos says, overall,
large cabin aircraft continue to be in greater demand from charter customers
than light jets. “One of the recessionary trends that initially took us by
surprise was how our large jets kept flying, while our mid-size and light jets
were, comparatively, less in demand. The fact usage patterns have yet to change
significantly shows high-net-worth individuals and governmental customers
remain critical to the charter market in 2011, while other customers have yet
to return in large numbers.”