Embraer debuts new jets in Orlando

News — 04.11.18 BY Jill Stockbridge

The Praetor jets, which are expected to enter service in 2019, will introduce unprecedented range into their categories.

The Praetor 600, priced at approximately US$21 million and capable of carrying up to 12 passengers, will become the furthest-flying super-midsize business jet, allowing nonstop flights between London and New York. Loaded with only four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 will have an intercontinental range of 7,223 km with the highest payload capacity in its class, delivering maximum range capability.

“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.”

The smaller Praetor 500, priced at around US$17 million, will be the fastest midsize aircraft, capable of reaching Europe from the west coast of the US with a single stop. Although capable of carrying nine passengers, when loaded with just four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 500 will lead the midsize class with a continental range of 6,019 km.


Smooth comforts

Both aircraft will feature full fly-by-wire technology and active turbulence reduction. Passengers will be able to enjoy the smoothest possible flight in an airy six foot-tall flat-floor cabin, complemented by a comfortable 5,800-foot cabin altitude. The Embraer DNA Design of the 600’s cabin interior includes eight fully reclining club seats, which can be berthed into four beds for complete rest, while the 500 offers four of the same, to create two beds.

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. “With personal comfort as the key design driver, the Embraer DNA Design will render an unparalleled passenger experience in the Praetor jets. Upon the foundation of ergonomics and superior craftsmanship, each customer’s personal design style will be reflected throughout the cabin.”


The Praetor cabin design includes a refreshment centre at the entrance, a rear private lavatory with a vacuum toilet and an inflight-accessible baggage area. The total baggage space is the largest in both the super-midsize and midsize categories respectively – always a selling point for the heavy packing Middle Eastern markets.

Advanced technology comes as standard throughout both cabins, 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. Gogo AVANCE L5 and 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 among midsize business jets. An optional in-flight entertainment system consists of a high-definition video system, surround sound, and multiple audio and video input options.



Both aircraft feature 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) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS). The optional Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) features a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS). The Praetor jets are powered by two advanced, fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, the greenest in their class.

“The new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 will be the most disruptive and technologically advanced aircraft to enter the midsize and super-midsize categories,” said Luciano Froes, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Embraer Executive Jets. “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.”

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.