Embraer’s Newest Aircraft Unveiled

On the eve of the NBAA annual convention in Orlando, Brazilian manufacturer Embraer has announced a new family of jets. Following the popularity of the Phenom, Legacy, and Lineage ranges, the new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 will be the newest midsize and super-midsize aircraft in the family.

The Praetor 600. Image: Embraer

The Praetor 600. Image: Embraer

The Praetor 500 will reportedly sell for $16.9M, while the Praetor 600 will go for $29.9M.

The inspiration for the new models’ names came from ancient rome; a high-level government magistrate was referred to as a Praetor. Embraer’s Head of Design says the choice reflects the idea that the aircraft serves the owner in all his endeavors, not simply as a vehicle to facilitate transportation, but as an overall service.

The Praetor 500. Image: Embraer

The Praetor 500. Image: Embraer

The new Praetor models feature more aerodynamically efficient winglets and additional fuel capacity, giving them extra range on their Legacy counterparts.

While the Legacy models are mainly used for inter-continental flights, such as North America – South America or Europe – Middle East, the new Praetor 600 will be able to complete transatlantic flights.

With a maximum range of 3,900 nautical miles, the Praetor 600 will be the furthest-flying super-midsize business jet, able to fly nonstop from London to New York with four passengers. The Praetor 500 will have a maximum range of 3,250 nautical miles. Both aircraft will be powered by a pair of Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines.

The new Bossa Nova interior design available for both models. Image: Embraer

The new Bossa Nova interior design available for both models. Image: Embraer

The added range puts the Praetor models in the market to compete with Bombardier’s Challenger 350 and the Cessna Citation Longitude.

The sleek interior matches up with the rest of the Embraer design aesthetic. Image: Embraer

The sleek interior matches up with the rest of the Embraer design aesthetic. Image: Embraer

The cabin for both aircraft will be 6 ft tall with signature flat-floors. The Praetor 500 can seat 7 – 9 passengers while the Praetor 600 can seat 8 – 12.

Design-wise, Embraer have opted for custom-stitching on the seating, bespoke designer silk and wool carpets, and carbon fiber retractable tables.

Embraer will also introduce a new interior option called Bossa Nova, inspired by the beauty and soul of Brazil’s famous beaches.

Bossa Nova interior on the Praetor aircraft. Image: Embraer

Bossa Nova interior on the Praetor aircraft. Image: Embraer

According to Embraer, the Praetor 600 is undergoing flight tests and is expected to be certified to enter service in the second quarter of 2019. The Praetor 500 is set to follow suit by the third quarter of 2019. This means that we expect to see both models available for charter by the end of 2019.

Embraer also indicated that there are no plans to discontinue the popular Legacy 450 and 500 – so travelers can still experience the unique luxury of the Embraer family until the Praetor models are available for charter.

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