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Gulfstream, Textron, and Embraer topped the list of preferred private jets, according to a just-released survey of Business Jet Traveler readers

Gulfstream Aerospace, Textron Aviation, and Embraer Executive Jets each topped two categories in the just-released 11th annual survey of Business Jet Traveler readers.

Flexjet Europe readies expansion with first Praetor 600

Flexjet interior

Flexjet officially launches its fractional share program in Europe by taking delivery of its first super-midsize Embraer Praetor 600

Flexjet’s European arm has officially launched its fractional ownership program there. This week it is taking delivery of its first Praetor 600 super-midsize private jet. It is part of a US $1.4 billion order for Embraer Executive Jets that was announced in October 2019.

Embraer Praetor and Legacy Guide

Embraer Praetor 500

Comparing the Embraer Legacy 450, Legacy 500, Praetor 500, and Praetor 600

Embraer Praetor and Legacy overview

Brazilian manufacturer Embraer Executive Jets has made its mark in business aviation by creating a great cabin experience for owners and passengers. The Embraer Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 perfect great examples. The Legacy 450 is a midsize private jet, while the Legacy 500 fits into the super-midsize category. Both have flat floors, stand-up cabins, six feet high.

The next generation Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 build on that experience. The cabin designs are slick and remind more of a superyacht or beautiful home than a business jet.

Both varieties give you that large jet feeling.

Some reviews compare the Legacy 450 to the Cessna Citation Latitude when it comes to cabin experience. The key difference between the Legacy 450/Praetor 500 and Legacy 500/Praetor 600 is the latter has a slightly longer cabin and range.

Flexjet and AirSprint in Canada have the Legacy 450 in their fractional fleet portfolios. Flexjet also features the Legacy 500 and is the launch fleet operator for the enhanced Praetor 500 and 600. The Cleveland, Ohio-based fractional fleet operator has a $1.3 billion order with Embraer, including both types.

The only real downside is minimal type-specific jet card availability, although all the Legacys can bed had via memberships. However, if you really want Legacy or Praetor types, the most prevalent options are to buy into fractional ownership or lease programs or to charter on-demand.

Controller magazine lists only three Legacy 500s and one Legacy 450 for sale. The asking price for one of the Legacy 500’s is $11.75 million. The list price for a new Praetor 500 is $18.4 million, while the Praetor 600 starts at $21 million.

Embraer Praetor and Legacy private jet family

  • Praetor 600
  • Praetor 500
  • Legacy 500
  • Legacy 450

Comparing the Praetor 600, Praetor 500, Legacy 500, and Legacy 450

Aircraft Praetor 600Legacy 500Praetor 500 Legacy 450
Cabin SizeSuper MidsizeSuper MidsizeMidsizeMidsize
Fractional
Ownership
or Lease
YesYesYesYes
Fleet Size
(Oct. 2020)
2366340
Start Production2019201420202015
End ProtectionOngoing2019Ongoing2019
Jet CardNoYesNoYes
On-Demand CharterYesYesYesYes
Cabin Height6.06.06.06.0
Cabin Width6.836.836.836.83
Cabin Length 27.527.524.024.0
Seats8 to 108 to 10 6 to 86 to 8
Range*4,018 nm 3,167 nm3,340 nm3,167 nm
* Four passengers

Embraer Praetor and Legacy Cabin Layouts

Praetor 600

Embraer Praetor 600 cabin configuration

Praetor 500

Embraer Praetor 500 layout

Compare over 150 private jet models in the Private Jet Performance Guide.

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Phenom 100

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Popular Private Jets and Helicopters

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Compare some of the most popular private aircraft used in fractional and jet card programs.

Each aircraft profile includes:

  • History
  • Manufacturing dates
  • Related models
  • Current fleet size
  • Cabin category
  • Seating diagram
  • Cabin dimensions, including height
  • Seating capacity
  • Speed
  • Baggage capacity, internal and external
  • Access via fractional and jet card programs
  • New pricing as applicable (for types still in production)
  • Used pricing
  • Current models in production from the OEM

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