2019 – Present
- Superior craftsmanship and meticulous attention to detail are evident throughout the elegantly conceived six-foot-tall flat-floor cabin – from the fully reclining design of the seats with full berthing capability to their optimal placement beside spacious windows.
- Wi-Fi connectivity that is strong and reliable, just like home or the office. Exclusive to the category, Embraer equips the Praetor 500 with the very best in connectivity: Ka-band and Gogo AVANCE L5.
- Carefully designed to meet all your needs on long flights, the Praetor 500’s luxurious stone-floored, highly functional galley will impress you with options, from a refreshing drink to a nourishing meal.
- The generous baggage compartment and with a practical amount of internal storage space, you can bring along everything you need each flight aboard the Embraer Praetor 500.
- The revolutionary, high-tech Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion® flight deck marries cutting-edge technology with ergonomics and provides an instinctive interface between pilot and aircraft for a safer, easier flight.
Overview & History
The Embraer Praetor 500 is based on the Legacy 450/500 platform. The Praetor 500 was announced alongside the Praetor 600 in October 2018.
Both aircraft went on to be certified in 2019, with deliveries starting towards the very end of the year.
Embraer claims that the Praetor 500 is the world’s most disruptive and technologically advanced mid-size business jet, thanks to its exceptional range and incredible speed.
The Praetor 500 is said to be the fastest in its class, resulting in a smart way to save time and reach more destinations in more comfort compared with the competition.
Furthermore, the aircraft has the ability to fly across continents, such as from San Francisco to Gander, Singapore to Beijing, Dubai to Bangkok, or Miami to Seattle.
Additionally, the aircraft is capable of flying from the west coast of the USA to Europe with just one stop.
The best-in-class range and cabin altitude will allow you to fly further, save time and feel fresh on arrival.
Embraer Praetor 500 Performance
The Embraer Praetor 500 is powered by two rear fuselage-mounted Honeywell HTF7500E engines, with each one producing 6,540 lbs of thrust (13,080 lbs total).
This results in the Praetor 500 being capable of cruising at a maximum speed of 466 knots for a maximum range of 3,340 nautical miles (3,844 miles/6,186 km) at a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
The Praetor 500 has a take-off distance of just 4,222 feet and a landing distance of 2,086 feet.
This results in the Praetor 500 being capable of flying between smaller airports than the competition with similar specifications.
The Praetor 500 has a maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 37,567 lbs and a maximum payload of 2,921 lbs.
Embraer Praetor 500 Interior
The interior of the Praetor 500 is quite special, claimed to be designed with the intention of conveying feelings of being at a beach in Brazil.
The cabin of the Praetor 500 measures 7.32 meters in length, 2.08 meters in width, and 1.83 meters in height.
These dimensions, combined with a fully flat floor, give the Praetor 500 a spacious feel and make the cabin comfortable to move around in during flight.
The Praetor 500 has a maximum capacity of 9 passengers; however, most configurations will see a maximum capacity of 7 passengers.
The main cabin features 4 seats in a club configuration, with two forward-facing seats just behind. Whether you are working or dining, the cabin’s stowable tables (made of carbon fiber) offer plenty of space for activities, opening flush with the side ledge – highlighting the excellent attention to detail and superb craftsmanship throughout the cabin.
The seats all recline and swivel, perfect if you wish to work alone or have a discussion with your fellow passengers. Of course, the seats can be converted into fully flat beds should you be flying during the night or fancy a nap.
The seats feature a stitch pattern which is said to be modeled after the stone walkways by Ipanema beach in Rio de Janeiro, with the silk and wool carpets designed to represent the ripples in the ocean during a perfectly calm day.
Additionally, the cabin noise level of the Praetor 500 is just 53 dB during the cruise and the maximum cabin altitude is 5,800 feet.
These factors make the cabin ideal for normal conversation, working, or relaxing, and will result in you feeling more refreshed when arriving at your final destination.
The highly functional galley will impress you with options, from a refreshing drink to a nourishing meal.
Comprehensively equipped with a microwave, conventional oven, refrigerator, coffee brewer, and beautiful crystal, china, and silverware, the beautiful and functional galley makes your flight experience comfortable and fulfilling.
You will never be out of touch with the outside world when flying the Praetor 500 thanks to the state-of-the-art connectivity system – Gogo AVANCE L5 and Ka-band technology, making the Wi-Fi connectivity just as strong and reliable as the home or office.
Furthermore, the aircraft’s Honeywell Ovation Select Cabin Management Suite provides full 1080P HD video streaming and immersive audio throughout the cabin.
Unique to Embraer business jets, the upper technology panel with touchscreen puts flight status information, ambient lighting, and access to cabin controls directly at your fingertips.
Upfront the futuristic and spacious Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck marries cutting-edge technology with unmatched ergonomics.
The dark and quiet cockpit reduces pilot fatigue and minimizes workload. The Praetor 500 also features a Synthetic Vision System to see what the human eyes can’t discern for safer take-off, landing, and in-flight operations.
Enhanced Vision and Head-Up Display (HUD) extends situational awareness for a safer flight experience.
The Praetor 500’s full fly-by-wire with side-stick controls reduces pilot workload and provides a safer, smoother flight experience with its active turbulence reduction capability while enabling access to more airports and easier maintenance than manual flight controls.
Embraer Praetor 500 Charter Cost
If you are looking to charter an Embraer Praetor 500 you can expect to pay an estimated $4,500 per flight hour.
Of course, due to the Praetor 500 being a new aircraft there are few in the hands of operators.
The Embraer Praetor 500 starts at a modest price of just under $17 million, with options pushing the total price to just shy of $20 million.
For around the same price you can purchase a Legacy 450 and have it upgraded to the Praetor 500 configuration for $500,000.
Pre-owned prices for the Praetor 500 are very stable as there are so few aircraft that have been produced.
|Range: 3,340 nm||Number of Passengers: 9||Baggage Capacity: 150 Cubic Feet|
|Cruise Speed: 466 knots||Cabin Pressure: 9.7 PSI||Max Take-Off Weight: 37,567 lbs|
|Ceiling: 45,000 feet||Cabin Altitude: 5,800 feet||Max Landing Weight: 34,172 lbs|
|Take-Off Distance: 4,222 feet||Production Start: 2019|
|Landing Distance: 2,086 feet||Production End: Present|
|Exterior Length: 64.6 feet||Engine Manufacturer: Honeywell|
|Exterior Height: 21.1 feet||Engine Model: HTF7500E|
|Wingspan: 70.5 feet||Fuel Burn: 249 Gallons per Hour|
|Interior Length: 24 feet|
|Interior Width: 6.8 feet|
|Interior Height: 6 feet|
|Interior/Exterior Ratio: 37%|