MELBOURNE, Fla., - Embraer has announced that its new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and by the Federal Aviation Administration (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, and a full-fuel payload of 1,600 lb (726 kg). For a 1,000-nautical-mile mission,the take-off distance is 2,842 ft (867 m).
The Praetor 500 is now the farthest- and fastest-flying midsize jet, able to make true corner-to-corner nonstop flights in North America, from Miami to Seattle, or Los Angeles to New York as well from New York to London, London to Dubai and Jakarta to Tokyo, all non-stop. 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 features the newest edition of the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck. Some of the options available on the Praetor 500 flight deck are the vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADSB-IN, predictive wind shear radar capability, as well as the Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Vision System (EVS), an Inertial Reference System (IRS) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS).