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EMBRAER EMB-550 Legacy 500

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Name EMB-550 Legacy 500
Manufacturer EMBRAER
Body Narrow
Wing Fixed Wing
Position Low wing (winglets)
Tail T-tail
WTC Medium
Type code L2T
Engine Jet
Engine count Multi
Position Both sides of rear fuselage
Landing gear Tricycle retractable
Mass group 3

Manufacturered as:

EMBRAER EMB-550 Legacy 500

EMBRAER EMB-550 Legacy 500 EMBRAER EMB-550 Legacy 500 3D


Medium-sized business jet. First flight in 2012, certified in 2014. A shorter version of the EMBRAER EMB-545 Legacy 450 that accommodates up to 12 passengers.

Technical Data

Wing span 20.25 m66.437 ft <br />
Length 20.74 m68.045 ft <br />
Height 6.44 m21.129 ft <br />
Powerplant 2 x 31.3 kN Honeywell HTF7500E turbofans
Engine model Honeywell HTF7000

Performance Data

Take-Off Initial Climb
(to 5000 ft)
Initial Climb
(to FL150)
Initial Climb
(to FL240)
MACH Climb Cruise Initial Descent
(to FL240)
(to FL100)
Descent (FL100
& below)
V2 (IAS) kts IAS kts IAS kts IAS kts MACH TAS 466 kts MACH IAS kts IAS kts Vapp (IAS) kts
Distance 1245 m ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min ROC ft/min MACH 0.83 ROD ft/min ROD ft/min MCS kts Distance 647 m
MTOW 1740017,400 kg <br />17.4 tonnes <br /> kg Ceiling FL450 ROD ft/min APC C
WTC M Range 31253,125 nm <br />5,787,500 m <br />5,787.5 km <br />18,987,860.906 ft <br /> NM

Accidents & Serious Incidents involving E550

  • E550, Paris Le Bourget France, 2017 (On 27 November 2017, an Embraer EMB 550 crew ignored a pre-takeoff indication of an inoperative airframe ice protection system despite taxiing out and taking off in icing conditions. The flight proceeded normally until approach to Paris Le Bourget when the Captain was unable to flare for touchdown at the normal speed and a 4g runway impact which caused a main gear leg to pierce the wing followed. The Investigation found that the crew had failed to follow relevant normal and abnormal operating procedures and did not understand how flight envelope protection worked or why it had activated on approach.)