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Embraer Legacy / Praetor (series)


Mid-Sized VIP / Business Jet (BizJet)


Brazil | 2020



"The Embraer Praetor 500 was unveiled at NBAA in October of 2018 and is intended to compete in the crowded mid-sized Bizjet market - offering exceptional range."



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Embraer of Brazil produces the Legacy/Praetor series mid-sized, twin-engined business jets. The aircraft come complete with all-modern Fly-by-Wire (FbW) controlling and high-end appointments to satisfy even the most discerning of clientele. The series includes the Legacy 450/500 (EMB-545/EMB-550) and Praetor 500/600 series models of which over 100 total examples have been built since service introduction began in October of 2014.

The aircraft has low-mounted, swept-back wing mainplanes, each capped with winglets for fuel-savings and added control. The wings sit near midships. The flightdeck takes its usual place over the nose which has a sharply-sloped (and short) nosecone assembly offering excellent vision out-of-the-cockpit. The two crewmembers sit side-by-side and enjoy an all-modern workspace complete with four full-color touchscreen displays, shared center console (with throttle controls), and side-stick controls. The fuselage is dotted with rounded rectangular windows for passenger viewing. The internal make-up of the passenger section is as extravagant as the budget allows, with face-to-face and bench seating being available as well as work consoles. The tail unit incorporates a Multhopp "T-style" tailplane arrangement in which the horizontal planes are seated at the absolute top edge of the single vertical fin. For ground-running, a conventional (wholly retractable) tricycle undercarriage is featured.

All versions of this aircraft are powered by the proven Honeywell HTF7500E series turbofan engine. The engine was first run by the company in 1999 and powers other types such as the Gulfstream G280 and Bombardier Challenger 300/350 series jets. The engines are mounted on outboard wingstubs along the aft section of the fuselage, as far away from the passenger cabin as possible to reduce operating noise.

The Legacy 450 model can seat seven to nine passengers in high-level comfort and has an overall length of 64.6 feet with a height of 21 feet and a wingspan of 63.2 feet. MTOW reaches 23,000lb.

Embraer launched the program that would produce the Legacy/Praetor series in April of 2008 - resulting in the first two entries in the series, the Legacy 450 and dimensionally larger Legacy 500 models. The subsequent Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 entries were realized late-2018. The Praetor 600 granted certification in April of 2019 followed by the Praetor 500 in August.

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June 2019 - At Paris Air Show 2019, Embraer (Brazil) and Elta (Israel) have announced a partnership to bring about an Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platform version built atop the framework of the Praetor 600 series aircraft.

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Cockpit
While traditional jobs involve workstations, office desks, or cubicles, aircraft provide operators with their own unique, ever-changing view of the world below.
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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one aircraft design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for the Embraer Praetor 500 Mid-Sized VIP / Business Jet (BizJet).
2 x Honeywell HTF-7500E non-afterburning turbofan engines developing between 6,450lb to 7,528lb of thrust (model-specific).
Propulsion
531 mph
855 kph | 462 kts
Max Speed
44,997 ft
13,715 m | 9 miles
Service Ceiling
3,604 miles
5,800 km | 3,132 nm
Operational Range
2,050 ft/min
625 m/min
Rate-of-Climb
City-to-City Ranges
Operational range when compared to distances between major cities (in KM).
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Structure
The nose-to-tail, wingtip-to-wingtip physical qualities of the Embraer Praetor 500 Mid-Sized VIP / Business Jet (BizJet).
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Crew
64.6 ft
19.70 m
O/A Length
63.2 ft
(19.25 m)
O/A Width
21.2 ft
(6.45 m)
O/A Height
37,589 lb
(17,050 kg)
MTOW
Design Balance
The three qualities reflected below are altitude, speed, and range. The more full the box, the more balanced the design.
RANGE
ALT
SPEED
Variants
Notable series variants as part of the Embraer Legacy / Praetor (series) family line.
Praetor 500 - Base Series Designation; 3,600 mile range.
Praetor 600 - Extended range model of 4,500 miles.
Praetor 600 AEW - Airborne Early Warning (AEW) platform announced June 2019; airframe by Embraer with systems furnished by Elta of Israel.
Operators
Global customers who have evaluated and/or operated the Embraer Legacy / Praetor (series). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national aircraft listing.

Total Production: 111 Units

Contractor(s): Embraer - Brazil
National flag of Brazil National flag of the United States

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Relative Max Speed
Hi: 750mph
Lo: 375mph
Aircraft Max Listed Speed (531mph).

Graph Average of 563 MPH.
Era Crossover
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Showcasing Aircraft Era Crossover (if any)
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Production Comparison
111
36183
44000
Entry compared against Ilyushin IL-2 (military) and Cessna 172 (civilian) total production.
MACH Regime (Sonic)
Sub
Trans
Super
Hyper
HiHyper
ReEntry
RANGES (MPH) Subsonic: <614mph | Transonic: 614-921 | Supersonic: 921-3836 | Hypersonic: 3836-7673 | Hi-Hypersonic: 7673-19180 | Reentry: >19030
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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to airborne requirements.
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BIZJET
VIP SERVICE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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