Embraer can now begin delivering Praetor 500s to Brazilian customers
Embraer can now start delivering its new Praetor 500 midsize jets in Brazil, after the country’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) gave the aircraft its type certificate.
The type certificate was handed to Embraer at a ceremony on the first day of the 2019 Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo.
“The certification of the Praetor 500 is a welcome achievement for the celebration of our golden jubilee. 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,” said Michael Amalfitano, president & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “With the highest performance, technology and comfort in its class, the Praetor 500 becomes the best midsize business jet ever made, raising the customer experience standards of its class. We are thrilled to announce that we already have orders for the Praetor 500, including in Brazil.”
Embraer first announced the Praetor 500, alongside the larger Praetor 600 in October 2018.
Based on the Legacy 450 that it replaces, the Praetor 500 increases the aircraft’s range by almost 600km, giving the aircraft true corner-to-corner US range.
Although the Brazilian authorities have certificated the Praetor 500, European and US customers will have to wait a little longer until EASA and the FAA also certificate the aircraft.