Update: Embraer launches Praetor 600 and Praetor 500


Embraer has launched two new aircraft: the Praetor 500 midsize jet and the Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet.

The Praetor 600 is expected to be certified and enter service in the second quarter of 2019, followed by the Praetor 500 in the third quarter of 2019. Two Praetor 600 prototypes are already in flight tests.

A Praetor 600 will cost $19,995,000 and a Praetor 500 $16,995,000.

“The Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 are the disruptive aircraft for the entrepreneur, for the pioneer, for the innovator,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “The Praetors are aircraft certainly in keeping with their name, leading the way in redefining the characteristics of what a midsize and super-midsize aircraft deliver to the market. The introduction of these aircraft support our vision of fascinating our customers and providing them with superior value and the best experience in the industry.”

Owners of Legacy 450 aircraft are also able to upgrade their aircraft to Praetor 500s for around $500,000.

Embraer says that the Praetor 600 will be the farthest-flying super-midsize business jet, able to fly nonstop between London and New York with four passengers.

It says the Praetor 500 will be the fastest midsize aircraft, capable of reaching Europe from the west coast of the US with a single stop. With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 will have an intercontinental range of 3,900 nautical miles (7,223 km) with four passengers and the Praetor 500 will lead the midsize class with a continental range of 3,250 nautical miles (6,019 km) with four passengers. A Praetor 600 can fly 3,750 nautical miles with eight passengers.

“The new Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 will be the most disruptive and technologically advanced aircraft to enter the midsize and super-midsize categories,” said Luciano Froes, Senior Vice President, Marketing, Embraer Executive Jets. “Different by design and disruptive by choice, these new aircraft will deliver the ultimate customer experience with an unparalleled combination of performance, comfort and technology.”