The Embraer Praetor 500 is a midsize private jet manufactured by the Brazilian aerospace company Embraer. It is the follow-up to the Legacy 450 and is part of Embraer’s Praetor family of aircraft, which includes the super-midsize Praetor 600.
The Praetor 500 also features advanced technologies such as Ka-band high-speed internet connectivity, voice commands, and the E2VS enhanced vision system, which enhances situational awareness in low-visibility conditions.
It is featured in the fractional fleets of Flexjet and AirSprint.
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Up to 8
3,109 nautical miles
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A new Embraer Praetor 500 is listed at $18 million
Embraer announced the development of the Praetor 500 in October 2017 as a successor to the Legacy 450. The first Praetor 500 completed its first flight on December 16, 2018. It was certified by Brazil’s National Civil Aviation Agency (ANAC), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in the United States, and the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in April 2019. The first delivery was in September 2019.
The Praetor 500 has a cabin that is 24 feet long, 6 feet high, and 6.83 feet wide. It accommodates up to eight passengers, including a two-seat divan. The lavatory is located at the rear of the cabin.
The Praetor 500 is powered by two Honeywell HTF7500E turbofan engines, which provide a maximum cruise speed of 466 knots (536 mph) and a range of up to 3,340 nautical miles (3,840 miles). It has a maximum takeoff weight of 30,800 pounds and a maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.
A new Praetor 500 is priced at $18.4 million.
An aft closet behind the lav section allows for 40 cubic feet of cargo to ride along inside the pressure vessel. An additional unpressurized cargo bay in the rear fuselage holds 110 more cubic feet of bags and equipment.
The main difference between the Praetor 500 and 600 and the Legacy 450 and 500 is the new models’ greater range. The Praetor 500 now offers coast-to-coast range at 3,250 nautical miles (long-range cruise, four passengers, two crew, NBAA IFR reserves), up from the Legacy 450’s 2,900 nautical miles. Takeoff distance is longer, however, at 4,263 feet.
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Named after the title given to high-level government magistrates in ancient Rome, the Praetor name was selected to convey the sense that the jet is the owner's ultimate servant