Inside Jackie Chan's New Embraer Legacy 500

Inside Jackie Chan's New Embraer Legacy 500

Famous martial arts movie star Jackie Chan’s got a swanky new private jet to trail the skies in – the Embraer Legacy 500, which was just delivered to him. The newest addition to the movie icon’s fleet is neither his first private jet nor his first Embraer, since his first Embraer Legacy 650 back in 2012. It was also then, when Chan came on board the Brazillian business jet maker as its latest brand ambassador. Chan's Legacy 650 was a custom painted version with a red and yellow dragon logo on its body and a personal logo on its tail, a mashup between "Jackie" and the Chinese word for "dragon". Needless to say, the custom jet was a crowd favorite and star display at the Singapore Airshow.

“The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximize passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” Embraer Executive Jets CEO and president Marco Tulio Pellegrini said.

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Chan was thrilled to receive his new executive jet, which he describes as “state-of-art”.

“In the past few years, my Legacy 650 has brought me fantastic traveling experiences and great convenience, allowing me to do more acting and philanthropic works around the world,” he said. "I’m sure that the performance of the new Legacy 500 will again exceed my expectations, and become a comfortable mobile home and office for me.”

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The US$20 million mid-sized business jet is the fastest in its class, with a 12-passenger capacity, a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.82 and a runway performance certified for excellence. Indeed, its Legacy 500 Certified Performance Data Summary showed the aircraft to have achieved, if not exceeded, all performance targets. The new Legacy 500 is also the only one in its class to feature fly-by-wire, full digital flight controls, and boasts the largest cabin in its segment at 6 foot tall with flat floors. And, with four fully-reclining seats, Chan and three other lucky passengers can expect maximum in-flight comfort, especially for those dreaded long hauls. Chan previously starred in a Embraer Legacy 650 commercial back in 2012, where he introduces his new private jet in a tour:

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