Embraer Praetor midsize jets

The Praetor 600 is one of two new business jets launched by Embraer in October.Embraer

Embraer introduced two new aircraft during the National Business Aviation Association’s Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in Orlando on October 16–18, the Praetor 500 midsize and Praetor 600 super-midsize business jets.

Embraer claimed the aircraft “will introduce unprecedented range into their categories”. The Praetor 600 will be the furthestflying super-midsize business jet, the company said, with 3,900 nautical miles (7,223km) range providing the ability to fly nonstop between London and New York. The Praetor 500 will have 3,250 nautical miles (6,019km) range, with Embraer claiming it would be the fastest midsize business jet, able to fly between the west coast of the United States and Europe with just a single stop.

The Praetor jets will feature the Rockwell Collins ProLine Fusion flight deck with vertical weather display, automatic surveillance broadcast-in and predictive wind shear radar. Options will include an enhanced vision system with a head-up display and enhanced video system, an inertial reference system and a synthetic vision guidance system.

The aircraft will have active turbulence reduction, a 5,800ft cabin altitude and a new interior, including Honeywell Ovation Select that enables passengers to manage cabin features through their personal devices. Highcapacity high-speed connectivity is available through Viasat’s Ka-band with speeds of up to 16Mbps and IPTV.

Two Praetor 600 prototypes are already undergoing flight testing, and production-standard examples of both the Praetor 600 and Praetor 500 are in a maturity campaign. The Praetor 600 is expected to be certified and enter service in Q2 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the Q3 2019.