The Embraer Legacy 450 is a midsize private jet manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. It is part of the Legacy family of aircraft, which has been rebranded under the Praetor label. The Legacy 450 was in production between 2015 and 2019. It was replaced by the Praetor 500 from 2019 forward.
It is in the fractional fleet of Air Sprint and Flexjet.
Cabin Size & Passengers
Up to 7
2,498 nautical miles
Max Operating Speed:
27 cubic feet
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A new Embraer Legacy 450 is listed at $17 million
Embraer announced the development of the Legacy 450 in 2008. The first flight of the Legacy 450 took place on December 28, 2013. It received type certification from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) and the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in August and September 2015, respectively. The first Legacy 450 was delivered to a customer in December 2015. Embraer delivered more than 80 Legacy 450/450E aircraft to customers around the world.
The Legacy 450 has a cabin length of 24 feet, a width of 6.1 feet, and a length of 24 feet. It can accommodate seven to eight passengers in a standard configuration, with a fully enclosed lavatory located at the rear of the cabin.
The Legacy 450 is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of 466 knots (536 mph) and a range of up to 2,904 nautical miles (3,343 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 31,500 pounds and a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
When in production, a new Legacy 450 started at $17 million. Used models start at around $13 million.
Embraer has rapidly gained bizjet market share by offering a simple value proposition: more for less. It’s a formula that has already taken a big bite out of the business of Cessna, helped to destroy the jet market for Hawker Beechcraft, and made Bombardier hear footsteps. The philosophy lives on with the 450.
Business Jet Traveler
Embraer sees Textron’s Citation Latitude as the closest competitor to the Legacy 450. It says the Legacy 450 bests the Latitude in speed, payload, and range but not in cabin comfort, where the two aircraft are pretty evenly matched.
The Embraer Legacy 500 sets the gold standard for mid-sized business jets. It is affordable and reliable, which set the stage for the Brazilian company to dominate the segment