Embraer's latest executive jet, the Praetor 600, has been awarded a type certificate from Brazil's national aviation authority, the Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC).
According to Embraer Executive Jets, the aircraft performed beyond expections during the certification process.
“Our engineering and program teams have outperformed again by passionately designing, developing and certifying the class-leading Praetor 600 business jet, exceeding specifications and expectations, and ahead of schedule,” said Paulo César Souza e Silva, Embraer CEO.
“This advanced aircraft reflects not only our journey of innovation, it is also a preview of the future of this great company."
Embraer Executive Jets' CEO and President Michael Amalfitano said the Praetor 600 was a class-leading aircraft.
“The most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet has arrived," said. "The Praetor 600 will fascinate our customers with the highest performance, technology and comfort in its class and raise the customer experience to an unprecedented level.
“I want to thank and congratulate the Embraer family for bringing to market an aircraft that will create true value for customers and shareholders alike.”
The Praetor 600 is the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology, which powers the Active Turbulence Reduction that Embraer says not only makes every flight the smoothest, but also the most efficient possible.
The jet is powered by two Honeywell HTF 7500E turbofan engines and is capable of flying more than 4000 nm in long-range cruise speed or more than 3700 nm at Mach .80. It can operate from runways shorter than 1371 metres.