Embraer delivers its first Praetor 600 to a French customer

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies July 1, 2019 13:24

Embraer delivers its first Praetor 600 to a French customer

Embraer delivered the first of its new $20 million Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets in a special ceremony at its São José dos Campos headquarters in Brazil on June 28.

According to the AMSTAT database, the aircraft is MSN 55020104 / F-HJLP, and is operated by Toulouse France-based AV’Rent. AMSTAT says that AV’Rent previously operated a 2015-build Phenom 300 MSN 50500274 / F-HPJL but returned it to Embraer in May 2018.

“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 endeavours.”

Embraer introduced the Praetor 600 on the eve of the 2018 National Business Aviation Administration’s annual convention and exhibition, along with the smaller Praetor 500.

With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 has an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km) with four passengers, 700nm further than the Legacy 500 that it replaces.

As well as upgraded engines, Embraer installed two additional fuel tanks underneath the passenger cabin and increased the size of the winglets to eke out the additional range.

“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.”

Embraer are aiming to certificate the Praetor 500 before the end of 2019.

Alud Davies
By Alud Davies July 1, 2019 13:24

One Minute Week Newsletter