Embraer Praetor 600 (Photo: Embraer)
Embraer's Praetor 600 bested design goals when certified, capable of flying more than 4,000 nm and connecting London and Dubai or New York. (Photo: Embraer)

A Thumbs Up for Embraer’s Praetor 600

Embraer received Brazilian civil aviation agency ANAC approval for its Praetor 600, a nod that comes six months after the manufacturer unveiled its latest super-midsize model during the 2018 National Business Aviation Association convention. A variant of the Embraer Legacy 500, the 600 exceeded its design goals of a mtow takeoff field length of less than 4,800 feet, a 3,900-nautical-mile range at the 466-knot long-range cruise speed, and a range of 3,605 nautical miles at Mach 0.80.

The aircraft proved to have a 4,018-nautical-mile range with four passengers and NBAA IFR reserves, which makes it capable of flying nonstop between London and New York or Dubai, UAE; and between São Paulo and Miami. At Mach 0.80, the twinjet has a 3,719-nautical-mile range and mtow takeoff field length is 4,717 feet. Similar to its Legacy 500 predecessor, the Praetor 600 is fly-by-wire with active turbulence reduction.

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The Praetor 600 improves on the capabilities of the Legacy 500 with new winglets, additional fuel capacity, and more powerful Honeywell HTF7500E engines. Designed with a six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, the aircraft can be equipped with a full-service galley and a wardrobe, eight fully reclining club seats that can be berthed into four beds, stone flooring, and a vacuum service lavatory. It further features a 5,800-foot cabin altitude at its 45,000-foot ceiling.

It is equipped with Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion avionics on the flight deck, including capabilities such as the industry-first vertical weather display, ADS-B In, predictive wind shear, and the Embraer Enhanced Vision System (E2VS) with a head-up display and an enhanced video system, inertial reference, and synthetic vision guidance.