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In pictures: AirOne’s luxurious Embraer Legacy 600 biz-jet – Bangalore Aviation

In pictures: AirOne’s luxurious Embraer Legacy 600 biz-jet

At last month’s India Aviation 2014 in Hyderabad, we had the opportunity to go onboard the Embraer Legacy 600 operated by AirOne charter company.

The Legacy 600 is based on the Embraer ERJ-135 but features extra fuel tanks in the tail for extended range, winglets and an extensive drag reduction program.

VT-AOK is an Embraer ERJ-135BJ Legacy 600, it was built in 2012 and delivered to AirOne in November of 2012.

VT-AOK Embraer Legacy 600 at Hyderabad Begumpet Airport. An external air conditioning unit is pumping in cold air through the cockpit window.
VT-AOK Embraer Legacy 600 at Hyderabad Begumpet Airport. An external air conditioning unit is pumping in cold air through the cockpit window.

The Legacy 600 can carry up to 13 passengers in various ultra-luxurious  configurations. AirOne’s Legacy 600 is configured in a two compartment setup, a larger forward compartment and a smaller private compartment at the back of the aircraft.

Forward cabin of VT-AOK, set up in a four cover dinning configuration.
Forward compartment of VT-AOK. The Legacy 600 can feature various entertainment features like dual bluray players, two zone surround sound, full HD screens, etc.
Forward compartment of VT-AOK, set up in a four cover dinning configuration.
Forward compartment of VT-AOK, set up in a four cover dinning configuration.
Rear compartment of VT-AOK. This is a smaller area designed for private meetings.
Rear compartment of VT-AOK. This is a smaller area designed for private meetings.

The Legacy 600 can fly upto 6,297 km. It has a maximum ceiling of 41,000 feet and a maximum cruise speed of 0.80 mach. It is powered by two Rolls-Royce AE 3007 turbofans which produce 39.2 kN (8,810 lb) of thrust each.

The legacy 600 features the updated Mach 1 cockpit of the ERJ-145 with the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite. It has a full glass cockpit setup.

Overview of the Legacy 600 cockpit with the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite.
Overview of the Legacy 600 cockpit with the Honeywell Primus Elite avionics suite.
Close up of the captain's seat on the Legacy 600. Behind the yoke, the airport information chart is displayed.
Close up of the captain’s seat on the Legacy 600. Behind the yoke, the airport information chart is displayed.
Close up of the thrust, flap and speed brake controls.
Close up of the thrust, flap and speed brake controls.

Thanks to captain Kabir Aslam for taking the time to show me around his aircraft. What do you think of the Legacy 600 or any of the other Legacies? Leave a comment bellow.

About Vedant Agarwal

A frequent flyer for both work and pleasure - Vedant has held elite status on many of the major alliances and airlines. Also an avid aviation photographer, his pictures have been published in and on the covers of many international publications.

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5 comments

  1. Thats a plane no one would refuse to travel in !

  2. Siddarth Bhandary

    Nice shots Vedant. Love the detail captured in the cockpit pictures.

  3. Brilliant Pix!

  4. What a beautiful airplane! Sure wish we had these when I was still flying for the company.

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