Embraer’s new Praetor 500 business jet was granted FAA and EASA certification at the end of September
The Brazilian manufacturer also subsequently announced a fleet order from fractional ownership operator Flexjet, valued at $1.4 billion, for a mix of Praetors and Phenom 300s.
With an intercontinental IFR range of 3,340nm with four passengers, Embraer says the Praetor 500 is now the farthest- and fastest-flying midsize jet, able to make nonstop flights across the USA such as Miami-Seattle or Los Angeles-New York, or between New York-London, London-Dubai or Jakarta-Tokyo.
With a single stop, it could fly Los Angeles-London or São Paulo-Paris.
Flexjet previously became the first fractional operator to offer Embraer’s Legacy 500, in September 2015, and took delivery of Embraer’s 1,000th production executive jet, also a Legacy 500, in April 2016.