Embraer has signed a contract with Aerodata AG in Germany for a Praetor 600 to be converted into a flight inspection aircraft, to fulfill the full range of flight inspection missions. The aircraft is scheduled to be delivered to Aerodata in 2022 when it will begin to install the systems and equipment required to execute the intended missions.
After the modification, the aircraft will be delivered to and operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport's Seoul Regional Office of Aviation, Flight Inspection Center in South Korea, which has conducted an international public tender for this acquisition and will be the end-user of the solution. This is the first time Embraer has sold an aircraft for this kind of mission outside of Brazil, opening up new market opportunities for Embraer's innovative solutions using current products.
The contract with Aerodata also includes training for pilots and mechanics and an initial support package for the final end user. The aircraft will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, such as head-up displays, high end communication systems, paperless operation capability and additional customised interior features.
The fully configured Praetor 600 flight inspection aircraft will be able to perform a wide array of flight inspection tasks in the modes of site survey, surveillance, commissioning inspection, periodic inspection, any special inspection, procedure validation and ADS-B airborne checks.