Embraer’s Praetor 600 is leading the way
With less than a year under its belt, the Praetor 600, which was announced in late 2018, certified in April 2019, and delivered for the first time in June 2019, has had little time to amass such an impressive following. But breaking paradigms will do that for a jet
The Praetor 600 disrupts the conventional notion of what a super-midsize business jet can do. It’s truly the most disruptive and technologically advanced aircraft in its category, and it delivers the ultimate customer experience with an unparalleled combination of technology, comfort, and performance.
Embraer’s jet is the only super-midsize business jet with full fly-by-wire technology and turbulence reduction capability, leading to the smoothest and most efficient flight possible. The industry’s first compact E2VS ― a head-up display that combines synthetic and enhanced vision technologies ― further lightens pilot workload and increases situational awareness for safer flight operations. The state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® avionics make the aircraft a joy to fly.
Exclusive in the category, the Praetor 600 also showcases the world’s best in-flight connectivity with Ka-band technology. The aircraft’s Honeywell Ovation™ Select Cabin Management Suite is compatible with most consumer electronics and offers full 1080P HD video streaming and immersive audio. Unique to Embraer, the upper tech panel provides flight status information and cabin controls at the passenger’s fingertips.
A Stunning In-Flight Experience
At 45,000 feet, passengers in the Praetor 600 experience a comfortable 5,800-foot cabin altitude, lower than any super-midsize business aircraft. Not only does this remarkable feature allow passengers to feel rested and refreshed following a long ocean-spanning journey, more oxygen equates to a healthier in-flight travel atmosphere, which is paramount in today’s environment. Furthermore, the aircraft can be equipped with a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter and the ability to circulate 100% fresh air. The HEPA filter captures 99.97% of bacteria, viruses, and fungus.
Besides providing a superior cabin environment, the design of the space is unparalleled. The true six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin was meticulously designed for passenger comfort, guided by the science of ergonomics. Fully berthing seats create four separate beds for sleep or relaxation. The ultra-quiet cabin features the largest windows in the class, allowing for more natural light and offering a pleasant, expansive feel to the flight.
With more than 25 patented innovations in interior design and architecture, the Praetor 600 is the only aircraft to combine stone flooring, a wet galley, a flat cabin floor, and a vacuum lavatory in the segment ― all with best-in-class baggage space of 4.38 m3.
The Praetor 600 debuted with a new interior collection ― the Bossa Nova ― which embodies the cool, stylish elegance of Brazilian jazz. The stunning interior features carbon fibre materials, piano-black colouring, and stitching that’s inspired by the famous sidewalks of Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro.
Going the Distance
With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 has an intercontinental range of 7,441 km, equivalent to a maximum endurance of over nine hours, with the highest payload capacity in its class. The Praetor 600 is far and away the farthest-flying super-midsize business jet, allowing non-stop flights between Dubai and London, Paris and New York, and São Paulo and Miami. In fact, it’s the only super-midsize jet to consistently deliver the London to New York mission.
With best-in-class range and unprecedented technology for accessing challenging airports, the Praetor 600 is truly ocean-spanning. The aircraft can fly its maximum range from a 1,352-meter runway and can operate from short runways, such as Angra dos Reis in Brazil, providing direct access to more destinations.
Not only can the Praetor 600 take you exactly where you want to go, its efficiency is unparalleled in the class, offering more technologies and capability at a lower fuel burn. No aircraft in the super-midsize class has better fuel efficiency, because the Praetor 600 was designed using Embraer’s DIPAS (Integrated Development of Environmentally Sustainable Products) methodology whereby the company conducts studies and implements Design for Environment (DfE) strategies. Through the program, Embraer develops alternative technologies to address the sustainability of the entire product lifecycle. The program considers technologies that reduces fuel consumption, CO2 emissions, noise, and maintenance costs, while also increasing operational efficiency and comfort for the pilots and passengers. As a result, the entire product lifecycle of the Praetor 600 was examined for environmental impacts before manufacturing even began. To top it off, in 2019, the Praetor 600 completed its first Atlantic crossing fuelled by a blend of Jet A and sustainable aviation fuel.
The Praetor 600 was born from Embraer’s culture of pioneering innovation. Today, the Praetor platform, which is based on the Embraer Legacy 450/500, enjoys over 150 aircraft in operation and more than 170,000 flight hours. It’s no surprise that the word Praetor comes from the Latin root “prae,” which means to “lead the way,” and the Praetor 600 is an aircraft in keeping with its name. Truly disruptive in its category, the Praetor is the single most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize aircraft, redefining business aviation and leading the way in technology, comfort, and performance