Embraer’s new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet has been granted its Type Certificate by EASA the FAA.

Embraer’s new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet has been granted its Type Certificate by EASA (European Union Aviation Safety Agency) and the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). Brazil’s Civil Aviation Authority awarded the new aircraft its Type Certificate in April.

The announcement was made at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The Praetor 600 was announced and debuted at NBAA-BACE in October 2018 and became the only super-midsize business jet to be certified since 2014.

“Now certified by the key aviation safety agencies of the world, the Praetor 600 has proven to be the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet to enter the market, paving the way to begin deliveries now in the second quarter,” said Michael Amalfitano, President & CEO, Embraer Executive Jets.

“Just over six months since its launch and debut, the Praetor 600 has already been outperforming its certification goals, raising expectations of the ideal super-midsize.”

Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuel

The Praetor 600 began its journey to EBACE at São Paulo International Airport in Brazil, on May 8, arriving in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a six-passenger equivalent payload of 1,200 lb (544 kg). This was the aircraft’s longest flight to date, covering 3,904 nautical miles (nm) over an air distance of 3,678 nm.

On May 16, the Praetor 600 departed the US to Europe fuelled by Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) to join the Embraer portfolio fleet at “Fuelling the Future,” a business aviation biofuel event held at Farnborough Airport on May 18. The Praetor 600’s first transatlantic flight covered about 3,000nm with about 15,000 lb of fuel, of which 3,000 lb was SAJF.

The Fuelling the Future event marked the first anniversary of the launch of the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF), at EBACE 2018, and the 10th anniversary of the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change, announced in 2009.

The event gathered business aviation and civic leaders to discuss the path forward for the continued adoption of SAJF in business aviation, in order to fulfil the coalition’s goal of reducing emissions through investments and innovation.

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