Embraer and FlightSafety International announced on Monday the launch of a new flight simulator specifically for the Praetor 500 and Praetor 600 business jets. This is the third simulator developed by the US company for these aircraft and will be installed in Orlando, in Florida.
The service will begin to be offered in the second quarter of 2023 and is located one hour from Embraer Executive Jets’ headquarters in Melbourne, also in Florida.
According to the company, the region was chosen because it has a high concentration of aircraft and operators, offers a wide network of hotels and attractions and is easily accessible from cities in the United States and abroad. Embraer claims that the current Praetor jet fleet has exceeded 200 aircraft.
“With Praetor jet deliveries increasing consistently, we have realized the need to offer additional capacity for training to our customers worldwide. The new full-flight simulator will provide Embraer’s customers with the latest technological aircraft updates, bringing the highest level of service to the market,” said Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Services & Support.
“FlightSafety is pleased to offer expanded capacity at a customer-centric location for the growing fleet of Praetor operators,” said Nate Speiser, Executive Vice President of FlightSafety Sales and Marketing. “FlightSafety has trained over 5,000 Praetor pilots since partnering with Embraer on this aircraft in 2015, and this program is a key element of our 33-year relationship with Embraer on aircrew training.”
The medium-sized Praetor 500 has a range of 3,340 nautical miles (6,168 km) and thus can reach Europe from the west coast of the United States with a single stopover. The Praetor 600, a super-midsize model, has an even greater range of 4,018 nautical miles (7,441 km), which allows for nonstop flights between London and New York.