Embraer Praetor 600 vs Embraer Legacy 500

How does Embraer’s newly-certified Praetor 600 compare with the Legacy 500? What are the advantages offered by each model and which particular market niche(s) do they fill? Mike Chase analyses their performance side-by-side…

Mike Chase  |  01st February 2021
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Here, we’ll consider key productivity parameters for the Embraer Praetor 600and Embraer Legacy 500 jet (including payload, range, speed and cabin size), to establish which operator needs these aircraft are designed to meet. How much of a performance enhancement does the Praetor 600 offer over its predecessor?

Embraer has spoken much over the past few years about ‘Disruptive Technology’. What exactly does it mean by this, and does its new Praetor aircraft represent disruptive technology within the Business Aviation sector?

We’ll keep these questions in mind. Specifically, disruptive technology is defined as “the process in which a smaller company, usually with fewer resources, challenges an established business by entering at the bottom of the market and continuing to move up-market with technological innovations that disrupt the status quo.”

Embraer Praetor 600

Through its Praetor 500 and 600 models, Embraer introduced improved variants of its Legacy 450 and 500 models, respectively. The Embraer Praetor 600 was subsequently certified by the FAA and EASA in 2019.

Based on the Legacy 500, the $20.995m Praetor 600 has two fuel tanks on the fuselage belly allowing 2,928lbs additional fuel capacity. It also utilizes more powerful 7,528lbst Honeywell HTF7500E engines, while a much longer wingspan combines to offer an NBAA IFR range of 4,018nm (carrying four passengers and available fuel) – making it competitive with the Cessna Citation Longitude and Gulfstream G280 Super Mid-Size Jets.



Nighttime photo of Embraer's Praetor 600 super mid-size business jet
How much do the jets cost?
Embraer Legacy 500
$46.000 m
Embraer Praetor 600
$20.995 m
What is the payload?
Embraer Legacy 500
2,800 lbs
Embraer Praetor 600
4,002 lbs
How many Passengers
Embraer Legacy 500
9
Embraer Praetor 600
9
What is the range?
Embraer Legacy 500
3,125 nm
Embraer Praetor 600
4,018 nm
What's the long range cruising speed
Embraer Legacy 500
440 knots
Embraer Praetor 600
433 knots
What's the cost per hour
Embraer Legacy 500
US$2,416
Embraer Praetor 600
US$2,679

Read More About: New Jets to Market | Embraer Praetor 600 | Mid-Size Jets

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Mike Chase

Mike Chase

Editor, Aircraft Comparisons

Michael Chase owns Chase & Associates, an aviation consulting firm specialized in industry product and market research in the Commercial & Business Aviation sectors.

With over five decades of extensive experience, Michael has worked as a director of special projects for JETNET, LLC; served as Senior Management Consultant for Sabre Holding; and was Director of Market & Sales Research for Gulfstream Aerospace, leading sales and product research, including feasibility and viability studies.


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