The Praetor 500 and 600 jets are remarkable evolutions when compared to Embraer’s older models.
- The new updates that make the new models special
- The distinct creative vision and design that went into this new jet
- The capabilities of this model
- The response flyers have had to the experience of this jet
What is the Praetor 500/600, Embraer’s Newest Jets?
“Different by design.
Disruptive by choice.”
The charge above is how Embraer describes its latest models, the Praetor 500 and the larger Praetor 600. These mid-sized jets make a credible claim to being the world’s most technologically advanced and disruptive craft in their category. Their capabilities push the boundaries of business flight in terms of range and speed.
The power of this aircraft is impressive. It is the fastest in its class. It saves time no matter where you’re going, and it lets you go more places.
Distance And Capabilities of the Praetor 500/600
For example, this craft can cross the continent corner-to-corner. It can hop from Miami to Seattle, or San Francisco to Gander, Singapore to Beijing, or Dubai to Bangkok all non-stop. This is the fastest midsize jet for getting places fast, like from the west coast of the USA to Europe with just a single stop. Traveling fast lets executives and private flyers control their schedules and meetings more effectively. Let’s look at the interior accommodations private flyers aboard the Praetor can enjoy.
Praetor 500: Setting the New High Bar in Ergonomics and Comfort
The interior design elements of the Praetor 500 are characterized by attention to detail and superior craftsmanship. This is apparent as soon as you set foot in the 6-foot-tall flat-floor cabin. You can recline in deep plush seats which let you swivel as you please, or convert them into comfortable, totally flat beds. It’s the perfect place for working, dining, the cabin’s storable tables offer a generous amount of space, where even the largest volume of baggage can be stored comfortably stored.
This baggage compartment is accessible in-flight, which means whether you’re on this plane for business or pleasure, you’ll have everything you need for the trip.
The Difference From Embraer’s Older Models
Both of these jets are derived from Embraer’s current Florida-built jets in terms of design, neither one was started from scratch.
The Praetor 500 was designed off the Legacy 450, a wildly popular business and pleasure jet, while the Praetor 600 is based on the Legacy 500.
The biggest change that arrives with these new models is the range. Here’s how that breaks down:
- The Praetor 500 can travel 3,740 miles
- While the Praetor 600 can travel over 4,500 miles
The Technical and Creative Vision Behind the Embraer 500/600
Let’s take a look at what some of Embraer’s leadership has said about the jet. Jay Beever, the company’s vice president for interior design, said in an interview that the company christened this plane the Praetor to distinguish it from the business-oriented Legacy name.
What is a Praetor, and why is this the name of the aircraft, you ask? It was the title given to a high-level government magistrate in ancient Rome. Why? Because this jet is its flyer’s ultimate servant. It’s the jewel in your empire. You get the idea.
It’s worth noting that the Praetor 500 and 600 won’t replace the two Legacy aircraft upon which they are modeled. Rather, the Legacy 450 and 500 will both still be available to consumers who don’t need the new capabilities the Praetor offers.
The Custom Interior Design Concept of the Praetor 500 & 600: An Available Upgrade
Beever and his interior design team developed a custom interior design option called the Bosa Nova. The concept of the Bosa Nova pattern is designed based on the soul and beauty of the beaches in Brazil. This comes through in gold and purple pattern on the silk and wool carpet that serves as an abstract representation of the way the sun hits the water on a perfectly calm day, according to Beever. What’s more, the stitch patterns in the upholstery are modeled after the stone walkways by Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro. You can enjoy meals on carbon fiber tables that retract to give you more elbow-room when it’s time for relaxing or working. The seats can be berthed into comfortable beds.
Final Notes from Reviewers on the Embraer Praetor 500 and 600
Reviewers have described the Praetor 500 and 600 jets as one of the coolest airplanes a civilian may purchase. They describe the in-flight experience as smooth, luxurious and sweet. This included the take-off, climb, descent and landing. In total, this Embraer 500 and 600 is regarded as excellent in the categories of leg and elbow room, great technology, speed, and overall experience.