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Embraer Praetor 500 receives certification and wins large fleet order

PUBLISHED: 17:43 22 November 2019 | UPDATED: 17:43 22 November 2019

Embraer Praetor 500

Embraer Praetor 500

CLAUDIO CAPUCHO www.estudiocaps.com.br

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.

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