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Inside Jackie Chan’s New Private Jet

Jackie Chan won’t need to worry about rush hour anymore with his new Embraer Legacy 500 executive jet.

The kung fu star’s brand-new Legacy 500

Iconic kung fu star and philanthropist Jackie Chan has just taken delivery of a brand-new Embraer Legacy 500, a midsize executive jet.

He is the first China-based customer to receive the Legacy 500, according to Brazilian jet manufacturer Embraer. In 2012 he was also the first customer in the country to get the Legacy 650, famously emblazoned with a yellow and red dragon, as well as his initials.

“I’m so thrilled to receive this Legacy 500, a state-of-the-art executive jet,” said Chan. “In the past few years, my Legacy 650 has brought me fantastic travelling experiences and great convenience, allowing me to do more acting and philanthropic works around the world.”

Sixty-one-year-old Chan is Embraer’s brand ambassador. The Legacy 500 has the best-in-class six-foot flat-floor cabin, comparable to aircraft in the super-midsize category. Eight club seats may be berthed into four beds for complete rest in a cabin altitude of 6,000ft. The in-flight entertainment system has a high-definition video system, surround sound, multiple audio and video-input options, a cabin management system, and three options for voice communications and connectivity.

It is the first midsize business jet with digital flight controls, based on fly-by-wire technology, featuring side sticks. The state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite on four 15in high-resolution LCD displays allows graphical flight planning, and has options such as paperless operations capability, auto brakes, and the E2VS (Embraer Enhanced Vision System), which includes a Head-up Display (HUD) with the Enhanced Vision System (EVS).

The Legacy 500 is capable of flying at 45,000ft and is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E engines, the greenest in their class. Taking off from airfields as short as 4,084ft, the Legacy 500 has a range of 3,125 nautical miles (5,788km) with four passengers, including NBAA IFR fuel reserves, which enables it to fly non-stop from São Paulo to Caracas, Los Angeles to Honolulu, Teterboro to London, Moscow to New Delhi, Jakarta to Sydney, Dubai to Zurich, and Beijing to New Delhi.

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