Embraer Praetor 500


The Embraer Legacy 450/500 (EMB-545/EMB-550) are Brazilian mid-size business jets launched by Embraer in April 2008, the first of their size with a flat-floor stand-up cabin and fly-by-wire. The longer 500, which typically carries 4 passengers over 3,125 nmi (5,790 km) with room for up to 12, first flew on November 27, 2012, and was certified on August 12, 2014. The shorter 450 first flew on December 28, 2013, was certified on August 11, 2015, carries 4 passengers over 2,900 nmi (5,370 km) and can accommodate up to 9. Introduced in October 2018, the Praetor 500/600 are variants of the Legacy 450 and 500, respectively, with more range.

Embraer introduced improved variants at the October 2018 NBAA convention, the Praetor 500 and 600, presented on display, with 3,250 nmi and 3,900 nmi of range. The Praetor 500 received its Brazilian type certificate in August, achieving a 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km) range, 466 kn (863 km/h) high-speed cruise, a takeoff within 4,222 ft (1,287 m) and a landing within 2,086 ft (636 m). This was followed by the EASA and FAA approval by the end of September. On 23 December, the first was delivered to fractional operator Flexjet, two months after signing for 64 jets, including Praetor 500/600s and light Phenom 300Es. The $17 million Praetor 500 boosts the fuel capacity of the Legacy 450 from 12,108 to 13,058 lb to match the Legacy 500. The $21 million Praetor 600 is based on the Legacy 500 with two tanks on the fuselage belly for 2,928 lb, more fuel for a 15,986 lb) capacity, and more powerful 7,528 lbf HTF7500E engines.

Technical Specifications

Exterior

  • Exterior Height: 21 ft 1 in
  • Wing Span: 70 ft 6 in
  • Length: 64 ft 7 in

Interior

  • Cabin Height: 6 ft 10 In
  • Cabin Width: 6 ft
  • Cabin Length: 24 ft
  • Internal Baggage: 150 cu ft

Occupancy

  • Crew: 2
  • Passengers: 7-9

Operating Weights

  • Max T/O Weight: 37567 Lb
  • Operating Weight: 22908 Lb
  • Max Payload: 2921 Lb

Range

  • Max Range: 3250 nm
  • Service Ceiling: 45000 ft

Distances

  • Takeoff Distance: 4263 ft
  • Landing Distance: 2091 ft