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South Korea welcomes a Praetor 600 for flight inspections
Embraer's Praetor 600 was delivered to South Korea's Flight Inspection Services Center following modification and integration of AeroFIS by Jet Aviation Singapore under the supervision of Aerodata.
The Praetor 600's technology, efficiency, range and reliability made it the aircraft of choice for the FIC.

A Praetor 600, equipped with the capabilities to undertake a wide range of flight inspection tasks, has been delivered to South Korea's Flight Inspection Services Center. This is the first Praetor 600 in the country.

Embraer worked closely with Germany-based prime and flight inspection system manufacturer Aerodata to achieve this type certification and customer delivery. The aircraft is outfitted with Aerodata's AeroFIS flight inspection system and fully complies with the high-level requirements of the end-user.

Within the project, Aerodata took responsibility for the purchase of the basic aircraft, the design and production of the flight inspection system as well as for its integration into the aircraft, and all related services such as EASA certification, ferry flights, training for pilots, maintenance technicians and flight inspectors. Modification of the Praetor 600 and integration of the factory new AeroFIS was performed by Jet Aviation Singapore under the supervision of Aerodata.

The Praetor 600 was selected by South Korea's Flight Inspection Center to perform a wide array of flight inspection tasks such as site survey, surveillance, commissioning inspection, periodic inspection, special inspection, procedure validation and ADS-B airborne checks. These missions are vital for maintaining and calibrating navigation aids, ensuring the safety and precision of air navigation systems across the country.

"Embraer is proud to support South Korea's Flight Inspection Center in its mission to enhance the safety and efficiency of its airspace," says Bosco da Costa Jr, president and CEO of Embraer Defense & Security. "The deployment of the Praetor 600 for flight inspection services reflects our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that make a difference in aviation. We look forward to a continued partnership with Aerodata and South Korea with our exceptional service."

The aircraft is equipped with full fly-by-wire controls, advanced safety features and redundant systems that provide added reliability during critical inspection missions. The head-up display, high-end communication systems and an advanced flight control system ensure the highest level of precision during inspection missions, and its 4,018nm (7,441km) range means it can cover vast distances efficiently, enabling comprehensive inspection coverage of South Korea's airspace and navigation infrastructure.

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