Embraer Praetor 600 vs Bombardier Challenger 350

Learn how Embraer's new Praetor 600 business jet compares with Bombardier's Challenger 350 in the Super Mid-size jet market. What are the pros and cons of each? Mike Chase crunches the numbers from a variety of sources...

Mike Chase  |  01st February 2020
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How do Embraer’s newly certified Praetor 600 and Bombardier’s Challenger 350 compare? What are the advantages offered by each model? Mike Chase analyses the performance of these two Super Mid-size Jet competitors.
 
Over the following paragraphs, we’ll consider key productivity parameters for the Embraer Praetor 600 and Bombardier Challenger 350 (including payload, range, speed and cabin size), to establish which provides the better value in the Mid-size Jets for sale market.
 
 Embraer Praetor 600
 
Through its Praetor 500 and 600 models, Embraer introduced improved variants of its Legacy 450 and 500 models, respectively, at the October 2018 NBAA convention in Orlando. The Praetor 600 was subsequently certified by the FAA and EASA in May 2019.
 
The $20.995m Embraer Praetor 600 is based on the Legacy 500, but with two tanks on the fuselage belly (allowing for 2,928lbs more fuel), and more powerful 7,528lbst Honeywell HTF7500E engines. The first delivery took place in June 2019.
 
With deliveries of the Praetor 600 starting in H2 2019 and there were 11 wholly owned aircraft in operation at the time of writing. During NBAA-BACE 2019, Embraer received a $1.4 billion order from Flexjet LLC that included several Praetor jets.


Embraer Praetor 600 Lands at Geneva Airport
How much do the jets cost?
Embraer Praetor 600
$20.99 m
Bombardier Challenger 350
$20.0 m
What is the payload?
Embraer Praetor 600
4,002 lbs
Bombardier Challenger 350
3,400 lbs
How many Passengers
Embraer Praetor 600
9
Bombardier Challenger 350
8
What is the range?
Embraer Praetor 600
4,018 nm
Bombardier Challenger 350
3,250 nm
What's the long range cruising speed
Embraer Praetor 600
433 knots
Bombardier Challenger 350
459 knots
What's the cost per hour
Embraer Praetor 600
US$3,249
Bombardier Challenger 350
US$3,801

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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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