Embraer's new Praetor 600 super-midsize business jet has completed its first transatlantic crossing, powered by sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF). The aircraft arrived in Farnborough having departed from Teterboro airport in the US and covering about 3,000 nm with around 15,000 lb of fuel, of which 3,000 lb was SAJF.
The Praetor 600 is having its debut at EBACE, sharing a stand with the entry-level Phenom 100EV, the Phenom 300E light jet, the midsize Praetor 500, the large Legacy 650E and the ultra-large Lineage 1000E. All aircraft will arrive there fuelled with SAJF.
Embraer has just recently participated at a business aviation biofuel event at Farnborough airport marking the first anniversary of the launch of the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF) and the 10th anniversary of the Business Aviation Commitment on Climate Change, announced in 2009.
A 'Fueling the Future' event at EBACE will gather business aviation and civic leaders to discuss the path forward for the continued adoption of SAJF in business aviation in order to fulfill the coalition's goal of reducing emissions through investments and innovation. Several manufacturer's business aircraft will be fuelled with SAJF before departing to the expo.
On 8 May, the Praetor 600 began its journey at São Paulo International airport in Brazil and arrived in Fort Lauderdale, Florida with a six-passenger equivalent payload of 1,200 lb. This was the aircraft's longest flight to date, covering 3,904 nm over an air distance of 3,678 nm, having faced up to 43 knots of headwinds and descended into Miami's distinct air space pattern.
The Praetor 600 surpassed all its main design goals and is capable of flying beyond 4,000 nm in long-range cruise speed, or beyond 3,700 nm at Mach .80, from runways shorter than 4,500 ft and complemented by an outstanding payload capability. It is the first super-midsize jet with full fly-by-wire technology, which powers the active turbulence reduction said to not only make every flight the smoothest but also the most efficient possible.