Embraer delivers first Praetor 600 to undisclosed customer

posted on 1st July 2019 by William Hayes

Brazilian aerospace company Embraer has announced the first delivery of its Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet to an undisclosed European customer.

The company held a delivery ceremony at the production facility in São José dos Campos, Brazil, where the first Praetor 600 was produced, as well as the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500.

“We are thrilled to deliver the first Praetor 600 and we are confident that our customer will be fascinated with the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet to enter the market,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.

“The Praetor 600 is certain to create a new value experience for our customers and help them outperform in their business and personal endeavours.”

Assembly of the Praetor 600 is also set to begin at Embraer’s production facility in Melbourne, Florida, in the near future, a facility which produced more than 360 Phenom and Legacy aircraft since 2011.

The Praetor 600 was debuted at NBAA-BACE in October 2018 and certified in April 2019, becoming the only super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014.

The aircraft is the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology and also the farthest-flying super-midsize jet, able to complete nonstop flights between Dubai and London, Paris and New York, and São Paulo and Miami.