Step Inside the New Praetor 600

Since October 2018, when Embraer first unveiled its latest aircraft models, the Praetor 500 & 600, we’ve been awaiting its first deliveries as that will signal the eventual release into the charter market. The Praetor 600 achieved certification in April 2019 – becoming the only super-midsize jet to be certified since 2014 – and now Embraer has delivered the hotly-anticipated aircraft to its first customer.

An unknown European buyer received the jet on June 28th – with more deliveries set to follow.

Assembly of the Praetor 600 will soon also occur at Embraer’s production facility in Melbourne, Florida, where the company has produced more than 300 Phenom and Legacy aircraft since 2011.

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It’s likely to become available on the private jet charter market later this year, but in the meantime, we enjoyed making this exclusive video tour of this impressive new aircraft.

About the Embraer Praetor 600

The $29.9M Praetor 600 is Embraer’s new entrant in the super-midsize category. And it’s proving popular, with production of the 8-12 seater jet now sold out until mid-2020. It was announced alongside the smaller Praetor 500, which will also enter service later this year.

Image: Embraer

Image: Embraer

Rather than a clean sheet design, the Praetor 600 is an enhanced version of Embraer’s existing Legacy 500.

The primary difference between the Praetor 600 and the Legacy 500 lies in their respective ranges – The Praetor 600 can fly further thanks to more aerodynamically efficient winglets and additional fuel capacity.

This extended range – around 4,000 nm nonstop – opens up new routes, including the all-important transatlantic pathway. While Embraer’s Legacy range of aircraft are very popular charter aircraft for longer flights within a continent, the Praetor 600 will be capable of connecting London to New York or Miami to São Paulo.

The Praetor 600 was also fuelled by SAJF as it arrived at EBACE. Image: Embraer

The Praetor 600 was also fuelled by SAJF as it arrived at EBACE. Image: Embraer

The Praetor 600’s extra range now puts Embraer in a more competitive position in this key market segment, lining up against Bombardier’s category-leading Challenger 350, and Textron’s upcoming Citation Longitude.

For cross-country flights on the Challenger 300, check out our exclusive fixed-price offer.

The Praetor 600 is an aircraft of many firsts, including its full fly-by-wire technology, which powers turbulence reduction that helps each flight be as smooth & efficient as possible.

The interior is very impressive and spacious. With a 6-ft tall cabin, seating for 8-12 passengers, and a galley for hot food preparation, it is a very comfortable option for longer journeys and larger groups.

There’s no shortage of style too, with Embraer’s design team reaching a new level of detail with the Praetors, including custom-stitched seating; bespoke designer silk and wool carpets; and carbon fiber retractable tables.

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 entertainment options in the new jet are also impressive; the in-flight entertainment system consists of a high-definition video system, surround sound, and multiple audio and video input options.

For clients who don’t require a transatlantic flight range, Embraer will continue to produce its highly-popular Legacy aircraft. (See our exclusive pricing on the Legacy 600 this summer in our City Pairs offer).

To charter an Embraer aircraft or compare models for your next trip, call our Flight Team at (866) 726-1222 or contact us online.