Brazil’s civil aviation authority ANAC has granted a type certificate to the Embraer Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet, a milestone coming roughly six months after the airframer publicly launched the Praetor programme.
Embraer calls the Praetor 600 “the most disruptive and technologically advanced super-midsize business jet”, noting the aircraft has 4,020nm (7,445km) range with four passengers.
That is range enough to fly routes such as London to New York, Miami to Sao Paulo and Dubai to London.
The Praetor 600 can carry up to 12 passengers.
Embraer has previously said it expects the US Federal Aviation Administration to certify the Praetor 600 early in the second half of 2019.
The company unveiled the Praetor 600 and its smaller sibling, the Praetor 500, at the NBAA trade show in October 2018.
Both aircraft are derivatives of the Legacy 450 and Legacy 500 jets, sharing the same fuselage and wings.
Honeywell HTF7500E turbofans power the Praetor, and the aircraft has Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck electronics with 15.1in displays. Cockpit systems include an enhanced vision system, synthetic vision guidance and predictive wind shear capability, Embraer says.
The Praetor 500 and 600 also have fly-by-wire technology.
The Praetor 600's cockpit, with Collins avionics