Embraer’s Praetor 500 awarded Brazilian certification

©Embraer's Praetor 500 has been awarded the Brazilian Type Certification

Embraer’s new Praetor 500 midsize business jet was granted its Type Certificate by Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority (ANAC—Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil). The Type Certificate was awarded during a ceremony at LABACE (Latin American Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition).

The Praetor 500 surpassed its certification goals achieving an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km—NBAA IFR Reserves with four passengers), a high-speed cruise of 466 KTAS, a full-fuel payload of 1,600 lb (726 kg), a takeoff distance of only 4,222 ft (1,287 m) and an unfactored landing distance of 2,086 ft (636 m). For a 1,000-nautical-mile mission, the takeoff distance is a mere 2,842 ft (867 m).

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