The Legacy 600 is based on the ERJ 135 model with the updated Mark I cockpit of the EMB-145. It has new additions such as more range due to extra fuel tanks in the tail, located behind the baggage compartment and in front of the wing.
Released in the year 2000 at the Farnborough Airshow, the Legacy can take 13 passengers for 3,050 nautical miles (5,650 km) or 8 passengers for 3,450 nautical miles (6,390 km). The Legacy models include the Legacy Shuttle, which is an ERJ 135 with a 19-seat passenger cabin configuration as standard; the Legacy 600 competes on the upper end of the super-mid to large cabin range of business jets and it is considered a 'Super Midsize' aircraft.
Embraer later launched an extensive lineup of business aircraft, from the entry-level Phenom 100 to the Lineage 1000, a very-long-range business jet variant of the E-190. In seven years of service, Embraer has delivered over 150 Legacy 600 aircraft in more than 20 countries.