Praetor 500/600 to shake up midsize Business Jet market

Prototypes under development

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Embraer has introduced the Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, billed as “the most disruptive and technologically advanced” aircraft in their categories.

The Praetor jets will introduce unprecedented range into their categories. The Praetor 600 will be the farthest-flying super-midsize business jet, which allows non-stop flights between London and New York. The Praetor 500 will be the fastest midsize aircraft, capable of reaching Europe from the west coast of the US with a single stop. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 will have an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical 7,223 kilometres and the Praetor 500 will lead the midsize class with a continental range of 6,019 nautical kilometres.

“Different by design and disruptive by choice, these new aircraft will deliver the ultimate customer experience with an unparalleled combination of performance, comfort and technology,” said Luciano Froes, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Embraer Executive Jets.

Advanced technology also abounds throughout the cabin beginning with the industry-exclusive Upper Tech Panel that displays flight information and offers cabin management features, also available on personal devices through Honeywell Ovation Select. High-capacity high-speed connectivity for all aboard is available through Viasat’s Ka-band with speeds of up to 16Mbps and IPTV, another industry-exclusive in midsize and super-midsize business jets.

Being the only midsize and super-midsize business jets with full fly-by-wire technology and active turbulence reduction, passengers will enjoy the smoothest possible flight, complemented by a best-in-class 5,800-foot cabin altitude for ultimate passenger comfort. To celebrate these new aircraft, Embraer is also introducing the new premium style Bossa Nova interior edition.

“Inspired by our Brazilian heritage, the Bossa Nova interior will delight Praetor customers with its distinctively elegant ambience,” said Jay Beever, Vice President, Interior Design, Embraer Executive Jets.

The Praetor jets are currently under development with two Praetor 600 prototypes in flight tests as well as one production-conforming aircraft, and one production-conforming Praetor 500 in its maturity campaign. The Praetor 600 is expected to be certified and enter service in the second quarter of 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the third quarter of 2019.

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