Embraer’s Praetor 600 business jet has received type certificates from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the U.S Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the company announced on Monday at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland. As previously reported by AVweb, the aircraft was introduced at the National Business Aviation Association convention in October 2018.
“Just over six months since its launch and debut, the Praetor 600 has already been outperforming its certification goals, raising expectations of the ideal super-midsize,” said Embraer Executive Jets CEO Michael Amalfitano. According to Amalfitano, Embraer hopes to begin deliveries in the second quarter of 2019.
The Praetor 600 is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines and can seat up to 12 passengers. It has a top cruise speed of 466 KTAS, a maximum operating altitude of 45,000 feet and a range of 4,018 NM at long-range cruise with four passengers. Features include the Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck, full fly-by-wire technology, active turbulence reduction and a 5,800-foot cabin altitude. The aircraft received its type certificate from Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agncia Nacional de Aviao Civil) in April.