Embraer announced that the company’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by EASA and by the FAA The Praetor 500 received regulatory approval from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority in August, less than a year after having been announced in October 2018 at NBAA-BACE.
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). The Praetor 500 is the only jet in its class with Ka-band internet connectivity and the only midsize jet with full fly-by-wire. 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 may be berthed into two beds. The Praetor 500 features the newest edition of the acclaimed Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck.