Embraer Praetor 600 Earns Brazilian Type Certificate

Aircraft design beat a number of engineering predictions.

Embraer Praetor 600
The Praetor 600 offers a Fly-by-Wire powered active turbulence reduction system.Courtesy Embraer

The Brazilian Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil) last week granted a type certificate for Embraer's Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet, the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology that powers its active turbulence reduction.

With four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves, the Praetor 600 sports an intercontinental range of 4,018 nm at long-range cruise speed or more than 3,700 nm at Mach .80 from runways as short as 4,436 feet. The company said the Praetor 600 exceeded a number of design parameters such as long-range cruise where engineers expected a 3,900 nm range that turned out to be 4018 nm, a three percent increase. Runway takeoff distance at maximum takeoff weight was expected to come in at 4,800 feet and eventually dropped to 4,717 feet, a reduction of nearly two percent. The Praetor 600 delivers a 5,800-foot cabin altitude at 45,000 feet.

The 600 is the only super-midsize bizjet to feature a six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, stone flooring and a vacuum service lavatory. In addition to the full-service galley and wardrobe, eight fully reclining club seats may be berthed into four beds.

Up front, the Praetor 600 features Collins Aerospace's newest Pro Line Fusion flight deck that includes a vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADS-B In, predictive wind shear radar capability and Embraer's Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a Head-up Display (HUD) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS).