(KPIX 5) — It’s the quickest, most tech-savvy personal jet in its class.
The Legacy 500 is made by Brazilian aerospace conglomerate Embraer, the third largest business and government plane maker on the earth, after Boeing and Airbus.
“It’s the tech aircraft for the tech valley,” stated Jay Beever, VP of Inside Design of Embraer Government Jets.
Consider the 12-passenger aircraft as a sensible jet – an extension of the sensible telephone and sensible house.
“It actually features off of related know-how, shopper electronics capabilities of as we speak, however as nicely with the wi-fi functionality, the HDMI connections, with the ability to watch and use your Apple TV when you’re on the aircraft such as you may at house,” stated Beever.
Every little thing within the cabin, together with the lighting, temperature and the leisure system, could be managed by wi-fi know-how, and accessed by means of an iPad.
Passengers can even entry the identical controls in hidden panels.
Embraer Government Jets – the corporate division based mostly in Florida – is banking on Silicon Valley enterprise. It lately opened its first Bay Space innovation workplace to associate with startups and develop new applied sciences.
“This can be a hub for the world of what the longer term shall be so there’s absolute relevance for us to be right here,” Beever stated.
Price ticket of the Legacy 500 – $20 million. And 50 have bought on the planet up to now. However it’s not only for the extremely-excessive internet value flyer. With the rise in jet-sharing startups, together with JetSmarter and JetLux which purchase planes from Embraer, extra individuals can expertise the excessive life at a fraction of that value.
Embraer says it’s the one firm taking customized design to an entire new degree. For instance, consumers can create a Japanese-impressed dwelling area. They will additionally channel the Nineteen Twenties and 30s in New York Metropolis with artwork deco-fashion cabin design, full with retractable bar stools.
Out-of-the-field designs like flooring-to-ceiling home windows may also be made to order because of 3D printing.
“The know-how that we like to speak about, the posh of the longer term, are bigger home windows and people buildings being strengthened maybe with 3D printed titanium that in any other case wouldn’t have been capable of be made,” he stated.
Clients may also select inexperienced supplies for the inside together with chrome-free leather-based for the seats.
The absolutely digital flight controls additionally make the Legacy 500 extra gasoline environment friendly.
No matter design, Embraer says it needs fliers to hardly discover the know-how at work….