What better way to show off a new airplane in the fleet than to take it on a national tour? Private aviation operator Flexjet Inc. is taking a Praetor 600 on a 12-state, 15-stop tour to introduce the midsize Embraer (NYSE: ERJ) jet to current and prospective fractional owners.
“We are looking forward to introducing this extraordinary aircraft to current and future customers,” said D.J. Hanlon, Flexjet executive vice president of sales. “Adding the super midsized Praetor 600 to the fleet is cause for celebration.”
Flexjet has been operating the Praetor 600 in Europe since 2020. The aircraft joins the U.S. fleet which includes Bombardier Challenger 350/3500s and Embraer Praetor 500s. The company notes that by the end of 2023, they will have added 22 aircraft in this category, nearly doubling the mid- and super mid size fleet since 2018.
The Praetor 600 has a range of 4,018 nm and a high-speed cruise of 466 knots, making it the world’s farthest-flying jet in its class. One of the distinctive features of the Praetor 600 is enlarged winglets, roughly six feet high, which contribute to the aircraft’s fuel efficiency.
The Praetor 600 is full fly-by-wire technology, which powers the active turbulence reduction feature for a smoother, more efficient flight. The company notes the aircraft has a cruising altitude of 45,000 feet, which enables it to fly above commercial traffic.
The cabin measures 26 feet, 8 inches long by 6 feet, 10 inches wide and can be configured for up to nine passengers. The passenger experience includes stowable workstations, WiFi connectivity and advanced noise suppression.
Flexjet’s Praetor 600 Tour Dates
September 25 – 29, 2023
- Austin, Texas
- San Antonio, Texas
- Denver, Colorado
- Salt Lake City, Utah
- Portland, Oregon
- Seattle, Washington
October 2 – 6, 2023
- Miami, Florida
- Naples, Florida
- North Charleston, South Carolina
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Knoxville, Tennessee
- Nashville, Tennessee
- Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- St. Paul, Minnesota