Embraer says it has received the type certificate for its Praetor 500 midsize business jet from Brazil’s civil aviation authority, Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC).
The granting of the type certificate was announced on Tuesday (Brazil time) at the Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (LABACE) event in Sao Paulo.
“The certification of the Praetor 500 is a welcome achievement for the celebration of our golden jubilee,” Embraer Executive Jets chief executive Michael Amalfitano said in a statement, referring to the company’s 50th anniversary in 2019.
“This revolutionary aircraft is a testament to the commitment of our teams to excellence and a foretaste of the pioneering that Embraer will accomplish throughout the next 50 years.”
“We are thrilled to announce that we already have orders for the Praetor 500, including in Brazil.”
Embraer launched the Praetor 500, as well as the super-midsize business jet Praetor 600, in October 2018. The pair is an upgrade from the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500, respectively .
Powered by Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines, the Praetor 500 is built to carry between seven and nine passengers up to 3,340nm, according to figures from the Embraer Executive Jets website. The aircraft has a high-speed cruise of 466KTAS and a takeoff stance of 4,222ft (1,287m).
Further, the Praetor 500 features full fly-by-wire technology, a Rockwell Collins ProLine Fusion flight deck that included vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADSB-IN, and predictive wind shear radar capability.
And options for the Praetor – the word is a Roman title given to an army commander or elected magistrate – included Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS), an Inertial Reference System (IRS) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS).
The Praetor 600 was certified in April 2019.
VIDEO: A 2018 promotional video on the Praetor from the Embraer YouTube channel.
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