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First German-registered Praetor joins MHS
There are now two Embraer Praetors flying the skies above Europe with MHS having accepted its Germany-registered Praetor 600. RUAG provided technical support for the handover.
Munich-based MHS Aviation has taken delivery of the first Embraer Praetor registered in Germany.

A factory new Embraer Praetor 600 has joined the fleet of Munich-based operator MHS Aviation, bringing its total fleet size to 18 aircraft, complemented by one AgustaWestland 109.

“We are extremely proud to become the first German airline to operate this fantastic new aircraft. With our tailored offerings and boutique service we have been selected as the ideal operator by the owner,” says CEO Steffen Fries. “Our experience in the delivery process of a new aircraft was a very important topic for the owner and we could again exceed the promises made.”

The Praetor 600 delivers a nonstop range of 4,018 nm and is able to easily fly non-stop from one continent to another. It can take passengers from London to New York or Dubai to London, and can operate from a runway as short as 3,000 ft.

“This is a perfect supplement to our existing heavy jet fleet of Falcon 2000LX and Challenger 604s. With the transatlantic range or 10 passengers on board, it can perform a wide range of missions for our customers,” Fries adds. “A perfect interplay of performance, comfort and efficiency, an aspect that will become more important in the future. Like our Falcon 2000LX fleet, it offers non-stop transatlantic range with the lowest fuel burn in the industry.”

The aircraft acceptance was supported by RUAG MRO partner at the Embraer facility in Brazil, Executive Aviation Consulting. It is the first Praetor 600 in Germany and just the second of its type in Europe.

“Aircraft acceptance is an important and critical part at the very beginning of the aircraft management process. Therefore, experience and reliability are key when choosing a partner,” explains customer representative Günter Geldhauser. “Our aircraft was delivered according to schedule, and we are proud to announce that our new Embraer Praetor is in operation in the meantime.”

RUAG senior vice president business jets, military and Dornier 228 Volker Wallrodt adds: “We are keen to support our customers throughout all phases of the aircraft management process, where and when they need us. Together with key partners, like Executive Aviation Consulting, our experienced team of Embraer specialists strive to find the best solution that suits each customer and their individual needs.”

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