Post by BW901 (The Management) on Nov 14, 2020 9:07:32 GMT
I have that document already, but it's not for a 650, the 650 wasn't certified until 2011, and the tabulated performance data only goes to 50,000lbs, vs the 650's MTOW of 53572lbs, which all ties with Phil's comments about range discrepancies. I believe that the "135BJ" became the "Legacy", and then the "Legacy 600" (maybe just a marketing re-name, maybe the 600 had some modifications over the original version?), then the 650 was introduced and of course there's now the 650E, with even greater range.
Post by BW901 (The Management) on Nov 14, 2020 19:47:02 GMT
Ha ha, yeah you and me both. I started out with bizjets, but that was 30 years and some ago....! The top-of-the range Embraer at the time was the Bandeirante! The Bandit was a dog, wound up working with a couple of them a few years later. You could either take 18 pax or the baggage for 18 pax, but not both at the same time.
Okay if I find anything else I'll report back. I'm guessing the 135BJ is a E135 (Legacy 600) with a VIP configuration and added fuel tanks. The Legacy 650 is what came later with much higher range and a higher weight capacity (more like the E145?). As a work around I'll try using the 145 profile and I think it will work for shorter flights.