LEA expands Legacy fleet with two new aircraft


London Executive Aviation (LEA) has strengthened its position as the UK’s largest operator of Embraer Legacy aircraft with the addition of a Legacy 600 and a Legacy 650 to its fleet. The Legacy 600 will be based at London Luton while the Legacy 650 will be based in Cannes year-round.

LEA’s managing director George Galanopoulos said, “The Legacy aircraft are widely considered exceptional value for their size. Expanding our Legacy fleet is in line with our business strategy to provide the most cost-effective yet comfortable and functional, business aviation arrangements for our clients. The powerful, quiet and fuel-efficient Legacy 600 and 650 aircraft tick all these boxes.

LEA operates eight Legacy 600s and one Legacy 650 in a total charter fleet of 24 aircraft, ranging from the entry-level Citations to the transatlantic Dassault Falcon 2000LX.

“Like the Falcon 2000LX, the Legacy 650 brings us truly transatlantic capability with a maximum range of 4,400 miles when carrying eight passengers. We can offer non-stop routes like Cannes-Moscow and Dubai-London. These long-rang capabilities are particularly appealing to our business customers looking to cost-effectively put their team in the heart of new business opportunities,” Galanopoulos continued.

“We are confident that our two new Legacy aircraft will perfectly complement our charter fleet and be an ideal choice for many longer-range trips.”

Both the Legacy 650 and 600 aircraft can seat 13 passengers comfortably, with the 650 being the extended range derivative. The aircraft are equipped with a state-of-the-art entertainment system including two large flat screen monitors and two DVD players; an Airshow cabin information system, complete with a moving map display; a satellite phone system with three handsets; and high-speed wi-fi connectivity. The roomy cabin can be split into three living spaces and with the largest galley area in its class passengers can enjoy full catering services throughout their flight.

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