Embraer’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet
has received Type Certification from EASA (European Union Aviation
Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
The Praetor 500 received regulatory approval
from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de
Aviação Civil) in August.
The Praetor 500 surpassed its certification
goals achieving an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles
(6,186 km—NBAA IFR Reserves with four passengers), a high-speed
cruise of 466 KTAS, a full-fuel payload of 1,600 lb (726 kg), a
takeoff distance of only 4,222 ft (1,287 m) and an unfactored
landing distance of 2,086 ft (636 m). For a 1,000-nautical-mile
mission, the take-off distance is a mere 2,842 ft (867 m).
by ANAC, EASA and FAA reaffirms the most disruptive and
technologically advanced design of the Praetor 500 as the best
midsize jet ever made,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO,
Embraer Executive Jets. “Praetor 500 owners will now enjoy the
ultimate customer experience in the midsize class, with the
highest level of performance, technology and comfort.”
Praetor 500 is
able to fly non-stop from Miami to Seattle, or Los Angeles to New York as well
from New York to London, London to Dubai, and Jakarta to Tokyo.
The Praetor 500 also connects the west coast of North
America to Europe and to South America, from Los Angeles to London
or to São Paulo, with single-stop performance.
In addition to
connecting the Brazilian city of Porto Alegre to New York or São
Paulo to Paris, with only one stop, the Praetor 500’s
performance allows access to special operation airports, such as Angra dos Reis and Jacarepaguá, in Brazil.
The Praetor 500 has the capacity to seat up to
nine passengers with the optional two-place divan. Of the six
fully reclining seats, four can be berthed into two beds.