50 SKY SHADES - World aviation news

First Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil delivered by Embraer

Download: Printable PDF Date: 23 Apr 2021 06:47 (UTC) categories:
Publisher:
First Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil delivered by Embraer - Business aviation publisher
Dana Ermolenko
Country: Brazil Aircraft: Airplanes

Embraer announced the completion of the first conversion in Brazil of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 jet. The aircraft was delivered to an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at Embraer’s Service Center in Sorocaba, Brazil.

With this delivery, Embraer has already converted a total of 20 Legacy 450s into Praetor 500s in Europe, North America and now in Brazil. The full conversion process can be performed at Embraer Owned Service Centers.

The Praetor 500 boasts an impressive, best-in-class range, capable of nonstop flights of 3,340 nm. It can perform one-stop flight missions from Manaus (Brazil) to New York or from Natal (Brazil) to Lisbon. In order to bridge the gap between the Legacy 450’s 2,904 nm range and the Praetor 500’s, several key modifications were made. 

The level-sensing wiring in the fuel tanks was replaced, the over-wing gravity fueling ports were moved outboard, the fuel-measurement system was relocated, and the wing ribs were reinforced to hold additional weight. These adjustments entailed updates to the flight control systems, including a new avionics load for the acclaimed Collins Aerospace Pro Line Fusion flight deck.

Most noticeably, the iconic, swept winglets of the Praetor were installed, while the placards and logos were replaced to officially convert the Legacy 450 into a Praetor 500. With the Praetor 500 comes an unparalleled blend of technology, comfort, and performance. In terms of technology, the Praetor 500 features the segment-first E2VS ― a head-up display that combines synthetic and enhanced vision. Plus, it’s the only midsize business jet with full fly-by-wire flight controls and turbulence reduction capability.

Comfort abounds in the Praetor 500 cabin. It’s the only midsize business jet to feature a true six-foot-tall, flat-floor cabin, stone flooring, wet galley, and vacuum lavatory―all with best-in-class baggage space. As for performance, the conversion to a Praetor 500 entails an intercontinental range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,186 km) with four passengers and NBAA IFR Reserves. No detail has been missed in the world’s most disruptive and technologically advanced midsize business jet.



Loading comments for First Praetor 500 conversion in Brazil delivered by Embraer...


Recommended

ATR accelerates Performance Based Navigation globally

ATR continues to drive the implementation of Performance Based Navigation (PBN) and the use of on-board and satellite technology around the world to provide flight safety and operational benefits...

Daher highlights its vision for a more sustainable future of aviation

Daher research, development and production activities that will contribute to an increasingly sustainable aviation industry were outlined by the company during EBACE 2022.  Chief Executive O...

Jetstar unveils new livery for its Airbus NEO fleet as delivery countdown for first aircraft begins

In celebration of its 18th birthday today, Jetstar has unveiled the new livery for its world-class fleet of Airbus NEOs as the airline prepares to embark on a new era of flying. The first of...

VoltAero brings its Cassio electric-parallel hybrid aircraft to the Netherlands for sustainable aviation demo flights with the country Power Up initiative

VoltAero Cassio electric-hybrid aircraft is to perform demonstration flights across selected routes in the Netherlands beginning June 13 to promote highly sustainable regional aviation throughout...

The drones news