The Embraer Praetor 600
The richest in the world have begun to comprehend how a private jet can be the perfect tool to attain hassle-free travel to any corner of the planet, writes Thomas Hughes.
One of the major issues with midsized jets is the range they offer. However, Embraer put together one of the most sought-after private jets that can deliver in pretty much every desired category.
With the Praetor 600, Embraer appeals to the upper tier of luxury clients. The improved range, efficiency, and overall performance of the twin Honeywell HTF 7500E, allow the Praetor 600 to connect New York and London in a breeze. That is a longer range than any super-midsize jet in the market. But the technical side is just the icing on the cake.
The Embraer Praetor 600 is one of the newest private jets in the industry. In 2019, the Brazilian manufacturer began producing what is one of the most unique aircrafts in the business jet market. With a total volume of 1,100 cubic feet, it is spacious enough to give 8 passengers fully reclinable club seats. The layout can be transformed to accommodate 12 people or even 4 beds (making it ideal for longer routes) while having a baggage compartment ample enough to hold 22 medium-sized bags.
As far as aeronautical performance goes, the Praetor 600 has a reported range of 4,100 miles, burning on average 293 gallons per hour. The medium jet’s advertised max speed sits at 623 miles per hour, making it possible to connect the USA and Europe in less than 7 hours.
Flying in the Embraer Praetor 600 is the best way to combat the jet lag typical of long-haul flights. With an unmatched 5,800ft cabin altitude, you’ll notice how significantly lower the stress on your body will be when you land.
The luxurious aircraft stands out for its top-of-the-line technology and comfort it provides. Every single aspect seems to have been thought out to the tiniest detail, from temperature control, blinds, light intensity and positioning, to on-board entertainment. There’s even a high-speed WiFi connection with unlimited streaming offered via Viasat’s Ka-Band.
All these specs and market-leading features haven’t gone unnoticed. Flex Jet, an American company that provides ownership, leasing, and jet-card options, has placed an order worth $1.4 billion for these airplanes. With each aircraft costing a competitive $20,995,000, it’s safe to say that quite a handful of millionaires will be getting their hands on an Embraer Prateor 600 in the near future.
Take for instance Jackie Chan. The action movie star widely known as an Embraer fan, owns a Legacy 650 and a Legacy 500. Chan uses the Legacy 500 mostly for shorter trips, while the 650 is used for the longer ones. If you’re looking to one-up the famous Hollywood star, getting your hands on the superior Embraer Praetor 600 will do the trick. EG