This month, kung fu movie icon Jackie Chan took delivery of a brand new Embraer Legacy 500 business jet. The Embraer is not Chan’s first private jet, nor his first Embraer, taking delivery of a Legacy 650 in 2012 and acting as an ambassador for the brand. His new plane is the first Legacy 500 to be delivered to a Chinese customer.
“The Legacy 500 features our best-to-date technologies and it incorporates designs that maximise passenger comfort and fuel efficiency,” Marco Tulio Pellegrini, Embraer Executive Jets’ president and CEO, said in a statement.
Chan seems equally enthused about the newest addition to his fleet. “I’m so thrilled to receive this Legacy 500, a state-of-the-art executive jet,” he said in a statement. “In the past few years, my Legacy 650 has brought me fantastic traveling experiences and great convenience, allowing me to do more acting and philanthropic works around the world. I’m sure that the performance of the new Legacy 500 will again exceed my expectations, and become a comfortable mobile home and office for me.”
The Legacy 500 is the fastest jet in its class with a top cruising speed of 863 km/h and range of 5,788 km (which will get you from London to New York). The aircraft seats up to 12 passengers, with four pairs of facing chairs converting to fully flat berths that let you sleep soundly on overnight missions.
Last year Forbes rated Chan the second highest paid actor in the world, however is fortune has amassed from a number of sources, notably monopolising his ‘#brand’ in China to include branded merchandise, a cinema chain with his name on it and a Segway dealership. Forbes estimates his net worth at US$350 million.
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