Embraer's Executive Jets division (Pavilion A47; Static S13) is showcasing at the Dubai Airshow its Praetor 500 and Phenom 300E business jets. Their backlogs were bolstered by last month’s firm order from U.S. fractional fleet operator Flexjet for a combination of 64 Praetor 500 and 600 mid- and super-midsize jets and Phenom 300E light jets, together worth almost $1.4 billion.
The Praetor 500 and 600—upgrades of the Legacy 450/500—have both now achieved “triple certification,” with recent EASA and FAA authorizations added to Brazil’s ANAC approval.
With maximum ranges of more than 3,300 nm and 4,000 nm respectively, the Praetor 500 can link Dubai and London, London and New York, or Jakarta and Tokyo, while the super-mid 600 pairs New York and Paris or São Paulo and Miami.
Both aircraft offer six-foot, flat floor cabins and full-sized wet galleys with granite flooring. The aircraft also incorporate Embraer’s ceiling-mounted upper tech panel, which displays flight information and provides cabin management features through the Honeywell Ovation Select cabin management system. The Praetors also offer optional high-speed connectivity through Viasat’s Ka-band satcom, with speeds of up to 16 Mbps and unlimited IPTV streaming. Onboard comfort is enhanced by proprietary turbulence reduction technology and cabin altitudes of only 5,800 feet at the jets’ 45,000-foot maximum altitude. Both jets incorporate full fly-by-wire flight controls, the only mid- and super-midsize jets so equipped, according to Embraer.
The Praetors’ flight decks feature the newest edition of Collins Aerospace’s Pro Line Fusion flight deck, along with options including air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADS-B In, predictive windshear and vertical radar, head-up display with enhanced vision system, and inertial reference system.
The Phenom 300E was introduced to the fractional ownership market by Flexjet in 2010, and 2019 marks the seventh consecutive year the aircraft has been the most-delivered light business jet, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
Embraer is also exhibiting in Dubai an E190-E2 regional airliner and, from its Defense & Security arm, an A-29 Super Tucano turboprop single and KC390 tanker/transport.