Embraer's Praetor Receives Both FAA and EASA Type Certificates

Brazil certified the Praetor in April.

Embraer Praetor
The Praetor 600 will carry four passengers up to 4,000 nm.Courtesy Embraer

Embraer's Praetor 600 super-midsize biz jet was awarded two type certificates – one from the FAA, the other from EASA – on opening day of the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland. The Praetor 600 is the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology, which powers the Active Turbulence Reduction.

The Praetor 600 features Collins Aerospace's newest edition of the acclaimed Pro Line Fusion flight deck. Its capabilities include vertical weather display, air-traffic-control-like situational awareness with ADSB-IN, predictive wind shear radar capability, as well as Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a Head-up Display (HUD) and an Enhanced Video System (EVS). The Praetor 600 is also equipped with an Inertial Reference System (IRS) and a Synthetic Vision Guidance System (SVGS).

The Praetor 600 is able to make nonstop flights between London and New York, São Paulo and Miami, Dubai and London. With four passengers and NBAA IFR reserves, the Praetor 600 offers an intercontinental range of 4,018 nautical miles with a takeoff field length of 4,436 ft. At M0.80, the Praetor’s range is 3,719 nm with the same four passenger load and NBBA IFR reserves.

On May 16, the Praetor 600 departed the U.S. to Europe fueled by Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) to join the Embraer portfolio fleet at “Fueling the Future,” a business aviation biofuel event held at Farnborough Airport, on May 18.