The first Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet has been delivered to an unnamed European customer. The Praetor 600 is the most technologically advanced aircraft in its class, featuring fly-by-wire and turbulence reduction technologies. Announced at NBAA in October of last year, the Praetor was certified in April, 2019, just six months after its announcement
The Praetor 600 leads the super-midsize category in range, and is able to operate 4,018 nm with 4 passengers and NBAA IFR reserves, and at its high speed cruise of Mach 0.8 can operate 3,719nm. The Praetor 600 features the state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion avionics suite with four 15.1-inch high-resolution LCD displays, and paperless operations capability, with graphical flight planning and industry-first vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADSB-IN, and predictive wind shear radar capability, in addition to Jeppesen charts and maps as well as, an Inertial Reference System (IRS), a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS), and the Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) which features a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS). The Praetor 600 is powered by two advanced, fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, the greenest in their class.
Michael Alalfitano, CEO, Embraer Executive Jets, stated “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. The Praetor 600 is certain to create a new value experience for our customers and help them outperform in their business and personal endeavors.”
The Praetor 600 is built at Embraer’s hybrid assembly line in Saõ Jose dos Campos, Brazil, where it also produces the Legacy 450 and 500 models, and production will soon also begin at the company’s US facility in Melbourne, Florida.