Embraer introduces Praetor 500, Praetor 600 business jets

Embraer has announced the introduction of its Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets, the company said.

The Praetor jets will introduce unprecedented range into their categories. The Praetor 600 will be the farthest-flying super-midsize business jet, which allows nonstop 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 miles (7,223 km) and the Praetor 500 will lead the midsize class with a continental range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km).

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.

Embraer is one of the world´s leading executive jet manufacturers, having entered the business aviation market in 2000 with the Legacy jet, which led to the launch of Embraer Executive Jets in 2005. Embraer Executive Jets´ global fleet exceeds 1,200 aircraft, which are in operation in more than 70 countries and are supported by the Company´s global Customer Support and Services network of over 70 owned and authorized service centers at its headquarters in Brazil.