Mid-Size Jet Aircraft Guides

March 22, 2022

Our Guide to the Embraer Legacy 450, a Business Jet

Owning a Private Jet Like This One Simplifies Corporate Travel

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer formally introduced the Legacy 450 in 2015 - interestingly after they released the Legacy 500. Its main differences are a fuselage that is four feet shorter than its slightly larger sibling, smaller fuel capacity, and shorter maximum range.

Otherwise, the Legacy 450 was designed to compete with midsize jets like the Cessna Citation Latitude, the world’s most popular business jet of its category, as well as the Cessna Citation Sovereign. Although it was only produced for four short years, more than 50 are in service around the world today.

Keep reading to learn more about this super mid-sized private jet for sale to determine whether it’s the right fit for your fleet.

Embraer Legacy 450 Specifications
With more than 6,500 pounds of thrust from two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the Embraer Legacy 450 is capable of completing a variety of transatlantic routes without layovers for refueling and plenty of domestic flight options, too.

See the table below for more information on this business jet’s capabilities.

Embraer Legacy 450 Range

Maximum Range: 2,900 nmi
Service Ceiling: 45,000 ft

Embraer Legacy 450 Distances

Takeoff Field Length: 3,907 ft

Landing Distance: 2,090 ft

Embraer Legacy 450 Performance

Maximum Cruising Speed: 462 nm

Max. Operating Altitude: 45,000 ft

Embraer Legacy 450 Operating Weights

Max T/O Weight: 35,800 lbs

Max Landing Weight: 32,518 lbs

Operating Weight: 23,150 lbs

Maximum Payload: 2,750 lbs

Inside the Cabin of This Used Private Jet for Sale

Thanks to its super mid-size jet status, the cabin of the Legacy 450 is comfortably sized to seat up to nine passengers, although six is the sweet spot. The cabin is 24 feet long by 6.1 feet wide by 6 feet tall, for a total cabin volume of 919 cubic feet.

Full berthing seats and a Honeywell Ovation cabin management system with multimedia integration makes for a comfortable ride with plenty of communications and entertainment options.

The baggage compartment can hold up to 26 bags, which should be more than enough for the passengers on board. A private rear lavatory and small forward galley are more than adequate.

Inside the Cockpit of the Embraer Legacy 450
Fly-by-wire technology with a Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics system makes for a high-tech flight experience. The avionics package includes full crew integration with auto throttle, synthetic vision, and other features.

Why You’ll Want to Own This Preowned Jet for Sale
Embraer Legacy 450 owners love their super mid-size private jets for a multitude of reasons, but three in particular make the cut as most popular.

1. Annual fixed costs of ownership for the Embraer Legacy 450 is actually less than its competition, so opting for this used private jet over more popular ones may benefit your bottom line.

2. The floor inside the cabin is completely flat, which makes moving about safer and eliminates tripping hazards.

3. The Legacy 450 offers a quieter ride than its competitors, so passengers can concentrate on their work or get some rest, whichever is called for at the moment.

Embraer Legacy 450 Ownership and Operational Costs
You can buy a preowned Embraer Legacy 450 for about $16 million, depending on how hot the market is at the time of acquisition. (With fewer jets on the market, but more buyers, expect to pay a little more - that’s supply and demand for you.)

But acquisition cost is only a fraction of the finances you’ll need to own a private jet, so don’t forget to calculate fixed and variable costs when determining your return on investment.

If you fly at least 300 hours per year, expect to pay about a half million dollars in fixed costs, including funds for your crew, hangar, and insurance policies. For variable costs, allot about $1 million, which covers average fuel use, maintenance, airport fees, and more.

If your business executives aren’t flying at least 200 hours per year, it may be a better value to purchase jet cards, rather than owning a private jet like the Embraer Legacy 450.

Finding an Embraer Legacy 450Used Private Jet for Sale

The best way to find a used Embraer Legacy 450 is to work with an International Aircraft Dealers Association (IADA) Accredited Dealer. IADA Accredited Dealers promise an ethical business transaction and work in your best interests during the aircraft acquisition process.

Find listings of used private jets for sale at AircraftExchange.com, the exclusive marketplace of business jets that IADA has vetted and verified. Find a preowned Embraer Legacy 450 and other aircraft for sale now.