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Scheduled for delivery later this year, the Embraer Legacy 650 ( is an improvement on the Brazilian manufacturer’s already popular Legacy 600 aircraft. Beefier wings, additional fuel tanks, and more efficient Rolls-Royce engines extend the new jet’s range to an ocean-hopping 4,000 miles with a full load of 14 passengers—a combination no other plane in its price class (about $30 million) can match. The 650’s cabin features improved noise insulation as well as an entertainment system with a satellite link and Wi-Fi. Updated avionics ease the workload for pilots and allow the 650 to handle a wide range of weather conditions.

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