EASA and FAA approval for Praetor 500

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Embraer’s Praetor 500 has achieved EASA and FAA type certification, adding to the Brazilian ANAC approval it gained in August 2019. The mid-size business jet was first announced at NBAA-BACE in October 2018.

The Praetor 500 surpassed its certification goals achieving an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186km) with NBAA IFR reserves and four passengers, a high-speed cruise of 466 ktas, a full-fuel payload of 1,600 lb (726kg), a take-off distance of 4,222ft (1,287m) and an unfactored landing distance of 2,086ft (636m). For a 1,000-nautical-mile (1,852km) mission, the take-off distance is 2,842ft (867m). The Praetor 500 features the newest edition of the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck.

Embraer pointed to the mid-size jet’s Ka-band internet connectivity, 5,800ft cabin altitude, cabin sound levels, full fly-by-wire, Embraer DNA interior design, turbulence reduction technology, range and speed as key attributes. The aircraft also has stone flooring and a vacuum service lavatory.

The six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin can seat up to nine passengers with the optional two-place divan. Of the six fully reclining seats, four can be berthed into two beds. For storage, the aircraft features a large baggage compartment, wardrobe and a full vanity in the rear private lavatory.

The Embraer DNA Design interior includes the exclusive Upper Tech Panel, which displays flight information and offers CMS features also available on personal devices through Honeywell Ovation Select. Connectivity is available for all aboard through Viasat’s Ka-band, with speeds of up to 16Mbps and unlimited IPTV streaming.

“The triple certification by ANAC, EASA and FAA reaffirms the most disruptive and technologically advanced design of the Praetor 500 as the best mid-size jet ever made,” said Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “Praetor 500 owners will now enjoy the ultimate customer experience in the mid-size class, with the highest level of performance, technology and comfort.”

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