Embraer Praetor 600 now triple-certified
By Wings Staff
Embraer’s Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet has been granted Type Certificate by the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The announcement was made during the company’s press conference at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.
“Now certified by the key aviation safety agencies of the world, the Praetor 600 has proven to be the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet to enter the market, paving the way to begin deliveries now in the second quarter,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Just over six months since its launch and debut, the Praetor 600 has already been outperforming its certification goals, raising expectations of the ideal super-midsize.”
Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) awarded the new aircraft its Type Certificate on April 18 of this year. The Praetor 600 debuted at NBAA-BACE in October 2018 and subsequently became the only super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014.
Embraer explains the Praetor 600 began its journey to EBACE from São Paulo International Airport in Brazil, on May 8, arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a six-passenger equivalent payload of 1,200 lb (544 kg). This was the aircraft’s longest flight to date, covering 3,904 nm (7,230 kilometers) over an air distance of 3,678 nm (6,812 kilometers), having faced up to 43 knots of headwinds and descended into Miami’s distinct air space pattern.
On May 16, the Praetor 600 then departed the U.S. to Europe fueled by Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) to join the Embraer portfolio fleet at a May 18 biofuel event held at Farnborough Airport. The Praetor 600 arrived in Farnborough, having departed from Teterboro Airport in the U.S. The first transatlantic flight of the Praetor 600 covered about 3,000 nautical miles with about 15,000 lb of fuel, of which 3,000 lb was SAJF.
Embraer explains the Praetor 600 is capable of flying beyond 4,000 nautical miles in long-range cruise speed or beyond 3,700 nautical miles at Mach 0.80 from runways shorter than 4,500 ft. It is able to make nonstop flights between London and New York, São Paulo and Miami, Dubai and London. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 has an intercontinental range of 4,018 nautical miles (7,441 km). Take Off Field Length for such a mission is only 4,436 ft (1,352 m). At M0.80, range is 3,719 nm (6,887 km) with four passengers and NBBA IFR Reserves.
The Praetor 600 is the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology, explains Embraer, which powers its Active Turbulence Reduction system, designed to make flights smooth and efficient.
The Praetor 600 features Collins Aerospace’s Pro Line Fusion flight deck. Capabilities such as the industry-first vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADSB-IN, predictive wind shear radar capability, as well as Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS), an Inertial Reference System (IRS) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS) are some of the highlights on the Praetor 600 flight deck.
The Embraer DNA Design interior features a six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, stone flooring and a vacuum service lavatory. In addition to the full-service galley and a wardrobe, eight fully reclining club seats may be berthed into four beds, and the company describes the aircraft’s baggage space as the largest in the class.
The aircraft also includes 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 streaming.