Embraer announced at EBACE in Geneva that the new Praetor super-midsize business jet, debuted in October 2018, has been granted its certification by both EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration).
The aircraft was previously awarded its Type Certificate from Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC) on April 19 2018, making it now triple-certified, and the first super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014.
“Now certified by the key aviation safety agencies of the world, the Praetor 600 has proven to be the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet to enter the market, paving the way to begin deliveries now in the second quarter,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.
“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.”
The aircraft completed its longest flight to date shortly before EBACE, travelling non-stop to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, from São Paulo International Airport in Brazil on May 8, covering a distance of 3,904 nm (7,230 kilometers).
On May 16 the Praetor 600 joined the rest of the Embraer portfolio fleet at Farnborough Airport for the “Fueling the Future” biofuel event for business aviation, marking the 10-year anniversary of the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change.