Embraer’s stylish Praetors

Embraer entered the market for midsize business jets in 2007 with two Legacy models. Now, as Rod Simpson reports, the improved Praetor versions are also proving popular with customers

The enlarged winglets and ventral fuel tank of the Praetor 600 are evident in this view of the prototype, PR-ZTX. It made its first flight in March 2018 and features more powerful Honeywell HTF7500E engines

In 2000, Brazilian manufacturer Embraer entered the business jet market by launching its Legacy 600, based on the Embraer ERJ135 regional airliner. It then proceeded to build a business jet range, adding the two Phenom small jets followed by the larger Lineage 1000 based on the Embraer 190. This left a midsize gap, which Embraer wanted to fill.

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