Praetor 500 / 600
In August 2019 – the month that the company celebratef its golden jubilee - Embraer exhibitrf the new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 business jets at LABACE, the largest business aviation show of Latin America. Praetor is a Latin word which apparently contains the same elements as the verb praeire. The consuls were originally called praetors, but the name praetor was specially appropriated to a magistrate called the praetor urbanus, who was first appointed BC 365. He was called a colleague of the consuls, and was created with the same auspices. The praetor was at first only chosen from the patricians, as a kind of compensation to them for admitting the plebeians to fill one of the consulships. The praetor, in his origin, seems to have been a kind of third consul. While the consuls were at the head of the armies in the field, the praetor exercised the consular power within the city, in the senate, and in the comitia. He also administered justice. On some occasions the praetor led the armies of the state. Yet the imperium of the praetor was less than that of the consuls, to whom he owed obedience. There was also a distinction in his insignia of office, for the praetor had only six lictors.
The Praetor jets, Embraer’s latest aircraft, are the most technologically advanced aircraft in their categories and they were on static display from August 13–15 at Congonhas Airport, in São Paulo. The Praetor 500 is a midsize jet with a continental range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) for up to nine passengers, capable of single-stop flights from São Paulo to any city in South America or to destinations in Europe or North America. The Praetor 600 is a super-midsize jet for up to 12 passengers, with an intercontinental range of 4,018 nautical miles (7,441 km), the farthest among its competitors, allowing for nonstop flights between São Paulo (Brazil) and Miami, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and Fort Lauderdale, or Madrid (Spain) and Recife (Brazil).
The new jets introduce unique flexibility to the market. The Praetor 600 has the class-exclusive advantage of the shortest field length with the longest range, flying nonstop from São Paulo to Miami. Both models deliver a customer experience yet unseen in their classes. With superior design and ergonomics, the Embraer DNA Design is complemented by the most comfortable flight and the best cabin altitude (5,800 ft) in its class as well as the smoothest possible flight, rendered by the class-exclusive turbulence reduction based on Embraer’s full fly-by-wire technology. High-speed Internet connectivity is among the features that serve customers with greater productivity and comfort,” said Gustavo Teixeira, VP Sales, Latin America, Embraer Executive Jets.
In addition to a significant global market participation, with more than 1,400 business jets delivered, Embraer has a leading presence in the Brazilian market. Over the last 10 years, one of every two business jets delivered in Brazil was made by Embraer. With a high rate of utilization, one Embraer executive jet takes flight every 20 minutes in Brazil, on average, attesting to the company portfolio’s suitability to the broadest profiles of Brazilian customers, rendering continuous productivity gains.
The business jet is an incomparable productivity tool and this is why we designed our aircraft to serve entrepreneurs and executives in the region with the versatility for them to reach many more destinations, when and where needed. With connectivity throughout the flight and time saved from the traditional commercial aviation bottlenecks of the region, customers can take care of business and deliver greater returns to their companies and ventures.
On September 30, 2019 Embraer announced that the company’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and by the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). The Praetor 500 received regulatory approval from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) in August, less than a year after having been announced in October 2018 at NBAA-BACE.
The Praetor 500 surpassed its certification goals achieving an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km—NBAA IFR Reserves with four passengers), a high-speed cruise of 466 KTAS, a full-fuel payload of 1,600 lb (726 kg), a takeoff distance of only 4,222 ft (1,287 m) and an unfactored landing distance of 2,086 ft (636 m). For a 1,000-nautical-mile mission, the take-off distance is a mere 2,842 ft (867 m).
The Praetor 500 outperforms its class, becoming the best midsize jet ever developed and the only jet in its class with Ka-band internet connectivity. With the best cabin altitude, the Praetor 500 is the only midsize jet with full fly-by-wire, which complements the superior cabin experience of the Embraer DNA interior design with turbulence reduction for the smoothest and most efficient flight possible.
“The triple-certification by ANAC, EASA and FAA reaffirm the most disruptive and technologically advanced design of the Praetor 500 as the best midsize jet ever made,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Praetor 500 owners will now enjoy the ultimate customer experience in the midsize class, with the highest level of performance, technology and comfort.”
The Praetor 500 is now the farthest- and fastest-flying midsize jet, able to make true corner-to-corner nonstop flights in North America, from Miami to Seattle, or Los Angeles to New York as well from New York to London, London to Dubai and Jakarta to Tokyo, all non-stop. The Praetor 500 also connects the west coast of North America to Europe and to South America, from Los Angeles to London or to São Paulo, with single-stop performance. In addition to connecting the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre to New York or São Paulo to Paris, with only one stop, the Praetor 500’s superior performance allows access to special operation airports, such as Angra dos Reis and Jacarepaguá, in Brazil.
The Embraer DNA Design interior eloquently explores every dimension of the only midsize to feature a six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, stone flooring and a vacuum service lavatory, all in the same certified aircraft. The class-exclusive Turbulence Reduction technology and 5,800-foot cabin altitude, complemented by a whisper silent cabin, have set the highest standards in customer experience in the midsize category. The Praetor 500 has the capacity to seat up to nine passengers with the optional two-place divan. Of the six fully reclining seats, four may be berthed into two beds. The largest baggage compartment in the class is complemented by a generous wardrobe and a full vanity in the rear private lavatory.
Advanced technology throughout the cabin is also a trait of the Embraer DNA Design, 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, ultra high-speed connectivity for all aboard is available through Viasat’s Ka-band, with speeds of up to 16Mbps and unlimited IPTV streaming, another industry-exclusive in midsize jets.
The Praetor 500 features the newest edition of the acclaimed Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck. Some of the options available on the Praetor 500 flight deck are the industry-first vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADSB-IN, predictive wind shear radar capability, as well as the Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Vision System (EVS), an Inertial Reference System (IRS) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS).
On June 28, 2019 Embraer announced the first delivery of its new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet to an undisclosed European customer. The delivery ceremony was held at the company’s production facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, where the first Praetor 600 rolled off the hybrid assembly line that also produces the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500. Assembly of the Praetor 600 will soon also occur at Embraer’s production facility in Melbourne, Florida, where the company has produced more than 360 Phenom and Legacy aircraft since 2011.
“We are thrilled to deliver the first Praetor 600 and we are confident that our customer will be fascinated with the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet to enter the market,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Praetor 600 is certain to create a new value experience for our customers and help them outperform in their business and personal endeavors.”
Announced at NBAA-BACE in October 2018, where it also made its debut, the Praetor 600 was certified in April 2019, just six months after its announcement, becoming the only super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014.
“The Praetor 600 unleashes the full potential of its platform through industry-leading design, engineering and technology that was yet unseen in the medium cabin class,” said Daniel Moczydlower, Executive Vice President, Embraer Engineering and Technology. “With Embraer’s fourth-generation fly-by-wire technology and more than 25 patented innovations in the interior design and architecture, the Praetor 600 will ensure an industry-exclusive customer experience and raise their expectations of business jets.”
Leading the way, the Praetor 600 is an aircraft of many firsts, including the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology, which powers turbulence reduction that not only makes every flight the smoothest but also the most efficient possible.
The Praetor 600 is now the farthest-flying super-midsize jet, able to make nonstop flights between Dubai and London, Paris and New York, São Paulo and Miami. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 has an intercontinental range of 4,018 nautical miles (7,441 km), with the highest payload capacity in its class, and at Mach 0.80, its range is 3,719 nm (6,887 km).
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