Brazil's ANAC Gives Sign-off on Embraer Praetor 600

 - April 18, 2019, 6:52 PM
Embraer's Praetor 600 bested design goals when certified, capable of flying more than 4,000 nm and connecting London and Dubai or New York. (Photo: Embraer)

Embraer received Brazilian ANAC approval for its Praetor 600, a nod that comes six months after the manufacturer unveiled its latest super-midsize model during last fall’s NBAA convention, Embraer announced this evening. A variant of the Embraer Legacy 500, the 600 exceeded its design goals of a mtow takeoff field length of less than 4,800 feet, a 3,900-nm range at the 466-knot long-range cruise speed, and a range of 3,605 nm at Mach 0.80, Embraer said.

The aircraft proved to have a 4,018-nm range with four passengers and NBAA, IFR reserves, capable of flying nonstop between London and New York or Dubai, and São Paulo and Miami. At Mach 0.80, the twinjet has a 3,719-nm range and mtow takeoff field length is 4,717 feet. Similar to its Legacy 500 predecessor, the Praetor 600 is fly-by-wire with active turbulence reduction.

“Our engineering and program teams have outperformed again by passionately designing, developing, and certifying the class-leading Praetor 600 business jet, exceeding specifications and expectations, and ahead of schedule,” said Embraer CEO Paulo César Souza e Silva. “This advanced aircraft reflects not only our journey of innovation—it is also a preview of the future of this great company.”

The Praetor 600 improves the capabilities of the Legacy 500 with new winglets, additional fuel capacity, and more powerful Honeywell HTF7500E engines. Designed with a six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, the aircraft can be equipped with a full-service galley and a wardrobe, eight fully reclining club seats that can be berthed into four beds, stone flooring, and a vacuum service lavatory. It further features a 5,800-foot cabin altitude at its FL450 ceiling.

It is equipped with Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics on the flight deck, including capabilities such as the industry-first vertical weather display, ADS-B In, predictive wind shear, and the Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a head-up display and an enhanced video system, inertial reference, and synthetic vision guidance.