Embraer Plane Types and Models Guide

Embraer Aerospace

In the 1960s, Brazil prioritized the creation of a wholly independent aviation sector out of concern for its national security. Brazil could not afford to rely on foreign planes and spare parts.

Embraer (Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica – Brazilian Aeronautical Corporation) was created in 1969 following the reawakening of a partnership between public-sector and military technicians. The government started the company with the government owning the majority of the company.

Embraer’s history begins with the turboprop aircraft Bandeirante, and the company now produces a wide variety of planes for the airline, commercial, and military markets.

With over 18,000 employees and more than 8,000 airplanes delivered, Embraer is currently the third-largest commercial jet manufacturer in the world. However, the company’s goal remains to provide airlines with cutting-edge, fuel-efficient aircraft.

Current Aircraft

Commercial Aviation – E-Jets and E-Jets E2 Family

The E-Jet Family is an extension of the ERJ family that expands into the regional jet market with increased seating capacity.

Embraer’s E-Jet Family is intelligently positioned between the ERJ Family and the smallest planes manufactured by Airbus and Boeing. The E-Jet series contains airplanes with seating capacities ranging from 70 to 150 passengers.

Embraer presented the ERJ-170 and ERJ-190, later dubbed the E170 and E190 of its E-Jet series, during the 1997 Paris Air Show.

Embraer produced the airplanes first in 2000, and the maiden flights took place in 2002. Later, in response to airline requests, Embraer introduced the E175 and E195, which are longer than their predecessors. The E170 was introduced initially into regular service by LOT Polish Airlines.

Bombardier’s regional jet competitor, Embraer, has gradually expanded its market share. On the other side, Bombardier introduced the CSeries, now the Airbus A220. Embraer finally opted to upgrade the second generation of the E-Jet Family rather than construct a new aircraft to compete with the A220.

The E-Jets E2 series was announced in 2013, and the E190-E2 flew for the first time in 2016. While bigger members of the family compete with A220 Family, smaller members compete with Mitsubishi CRJ (once Bombardier CRJ) family. 

The E-Jet series was created to provide airlines with modern, more fuel-efficient regional options. However, the A220 Family appears ahead of the E-Jet Family in terms of range.

Embraer E170

embraer e170

The Embraer E170 is the smallest regional plane in the Embraer E-Jet Family. In 2002, the very first E-Jet E170 aircraft took to the skies, and Embraer created the E170 as a more spacious and comfortable small plane.

In 2004, LOT Airlines put the aircraft into service. Embraer didn’t release a new version of the plane since the market was more interested in the E175 model.


Since it measures 29.90 meters in length, the Embraer E170 is the shortest in the E-Jet family. The E170 has connected engines to its wings and is a low-winged, conventional-tailed plane. Winglets are added to the wings to lower the tip vortex drags.

The cabin of the E170 benefits from the plane’s “double-bubble” shape; this shape creates extra internal space. The E170 can accommodate 66 people in the dual class and 72 passengers in the single class with its four-abreast seating layout and 32″ pitch.

Honeywell’s Primus Epic EFIS is installed in the E170’s digital cockpit, which features five LCD monitors. Except for the ailerons, all of the flying controls are electronic.

Specifications and Performance

Two GE CF34-8E turbofan engines are powering the Embraer E170, and together they provide a total of 142,000 pounds of thrust. There are two variants of the plane, each having a different towing capacity determined by the model’s MTOWS, Standard, and long-range variants.

The maximum cruise speed for the E170 is M 0.82, and its range is 2,150 nautical miles. Additionally, the aircraft’s field performance and quiet, high-performance engines allow it to land and take off from major airports serving critical regional markets.

Table 1: Embraer E-170 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website

Length 29.90 m (98 ft 1 in) Seats 66-78 
Height  9.85 m (32 ft 3 in) Max Cruise Speed M 0.82
Wingspan 26.00 m (85 ft 4 in) Time to Climb to FL350 16 min
Max Takeoff Weight 38,600 kg (85,098 lb) Service Ceiling 41,000 ft
Max Payload 9,743 kg (21,480 lb) Range 2,150nm (3,982km)

Embraer E175 and E175-E2

Embraer E175

The Embraer E175 is an extended variant of the E170 and first flew with Air Canada Express in 2005. Since E175 can seat an additional 76-88 passengers thanks to its length, it quickly overtook E170 in popularity.

The 2007 Embraer E175 came out with three different variants: the Standard, the LR (Long Range), and the AR (Advanced Range).

Embraer opted not to update the E170 as part of the E-Jet E2 Profit Hunter Family upgrade because of little demand, making the Embraer E175 E2 the tiniest plane in the new fleet. The E2 model of the E175 is more fuel-efficient because of its updated wings, engines, and fly-by-wire controls.

Unfortunately, the Embraer E175 E2’s increased weight with the E2 variant exceeds the restrictions of the US pilots union. The firm declared in 2022 that it will halt flight testing, with a new entrance to service date set for 2027 or 2028.


Conventional in both tail and body, the Embraer E175 is a regional passenger aircraft with a short to medium range and low wings. The planes are designed to serve as regional feeders to major airports. There are 76 to 88 seats available on the E175.

The center seat has been removed from both variants of the E175. As a result, Embraer may convey the impression to its passengers that they are in a much larger aircraft.

Better space for cabin baggage, more legroom, and more oversized windows are available in the Embraer E175-E2 variant. Business class on the E175-E2 also features a staggered 2+2 layout, allowing for additional personal space and privacy.

The E2 variant of the E175 includes redesigned, more aerodynamically advanced, high aspect ratio wings, enhanced systems, and avionics such as 4th generation complete fly-by-wire (the E175 E1 did not have fly-by-wire for ailerons) and geared turbofans.

Specifications and Performance

Compared to the original Embraer E175, powered by two GE CF 34-8E engines producing a combined 14,200 lbf of thrust, the E2 E175 receives one of its most significant enhancements in the form of a Pratt & Whitney Geared Turbofan PW1700G.

Fuel consumption, pollutants, noise, and maintenance costs are all reduced for the E175-E2 thanks to the aircraft’s new engines and aerodynamic upgrades.

Table 2: Embraer E-175 and E175-E2 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website, Airlines-inform.com*

  E175-E1 E175-E2   E175-E1 E175-E2
Length 31.68 m 


(103 ft 11 in.)

32.4 m* Seats 76-88 80-90
Height  9.86 m (32 ft 4 in.) 10 m* Max Cruise Speed M 0.82 M 0.82
Wingspan 28.65 m (93 ft 11 in.) 31 m* Time to Climb to FL350 18 min
Max Takeoff Weight 40,370 kg (89,000 lb) 44,600 kg (98,120 lb) Service Ceiling 41,000 ft 41,000 ft
Max Payload 10,094 kg (22,253 lb) 10,600 kg (23,368 lb) Range 2,200nm (4,074 km) 2,000 nm (3,704 km)

Embraer E190 and E190-E2

Embraer E190

The Embraer E190 is the company’s shorter sibling of the much larger E195 type. JetBlue was the initial customer for the Embraer E190 shortly after its 2004 maiden voyage. As a result of a need in the market, Embraer developed the E190, a regional airplane used for longer-distance flights.

The Embraer E190-E2, a refined variant of the earlier E190, debuted at the 2013 Paris Air Show and became the first member of the E-Jets E2 Family. Wideroe, a small airline based out of Norway, put the E190 E2 into service in 2018 and made its first flight in 2016.


The Embraer E190 is a regional short- to medium-range aircraft with a low wing and a conventional tail. Like its siblings in the E-Jet family, the E190 features a 2+2 seating arrangement. At a 30″ pitch, the cabin can hold as many as 114 passengers.

In contrast, the Embraer E190 E2 had its first flight in 2016, making it the pioneer of the E-Jets E2 series. There is no middle seat on the Embraer E190, and it comes with the same high-tech features and expanded luggage compartments as the other E2 models.

Business-class seating in the E190 and E2 is likewise staggered. Honeywell Primus Epic avionics are installed in the cockpit of the E190 E2.

Specifications and Performance

The E2 version of the Embraer E190 is powered by two Pratt & Whitney GTF PW1900G turbofan engines, replacing the previous generation’s pair of GE 34-8E-10 turbofans. PW also supplied an APU for the E190 E2.

Similarly to the other members of the E-Jet Family, the E190 boasts low noise levels and excellent takeoff and landing field performance due to its regionally-focused design. E2 models are even more efficient. However, the A220 outperforms the E190 in terms of range.

Table 3: Embraer E-190 and E190-E2 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website, Skybrary.aero*

  E190-E1 E190-E2   E190-E1 E190-E2
Length 36.24 m 


(118 ft 11 in.)

36.25m* Seats 96-114 97-114
Height  10.57 m (34 ft 8 in.) 10.9 m* Max Cruise Speed M 0.82 M 0.82
Wingspan 28.72 m (94 ft 3 in.) 33.7 m* Time to Climb to FL350 16 min
Max Takeoff Weight 51,800 kg (114,199 lb) 56,400 kg (124,340 lb) Service Ceiling 41,000 ft 41,000 ft
Max Payload 13,047 kg (28,764 lb) 13,500 kg (29,762lb) Range 2,450 nm (4,537 km) 2,850 nm (5,278 km)

Embraer E195 and E195-E2

Embraer E195-E2

The E195 is Embraer’s largest commercial jet and the largest aircraft in the E-Jet family. The Embraer E195 has a seating capacity of 100 to 124, making it competitive with the Boeing 737 and Airbus A320 in the regional short to mid-range class.

The Embraer E195 E2 has a capacity of 120 to 146 passengers. The Airbus A220 is a formidable competitor to the Embraer, a former Bombardier subsidiary in this class.


Like the E190, the Embraer E195 is a regional jet with a low wing and a traditional tail and fuselage. It helps bridge the market gap between smaller regional planes and larger mainline jets. The original E195 took to the air for the first time in 2004; however, the E2 variant of the same aircraft did so in 2017.

The Embraer E195-E2 is 25% more fuel efficient and produces 25% less noise than its predecessor, all while carrying 25% more cargo. The E195 E2 cabin has the same state-of-the-art amenities as its more advanced relatives.

Honeywell’s cutting-edge avionics package, which includes the Primus Epic, Next Generation flight management system, and SmartViewTM Synthetic Vision System, is installed in the cockpit of the Embraer E195 E2.

Specifications and Performance

Two GE CF34-10E turbofans powered Embraer’s E195, but the E195-E2 is equipped with innovative PW100G GTF turbofans, which are far more efficient.

Embraer asserts a 25.4% gain in fuel efficiency and a 16% reduction in fuel consumption thanks to other aerodynamic enhancements compared to the first generation. 

Table 4: Embraer E-195 and E195-E2 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website,KLM*

  E195-E1 E195-E2   E195-E1 E195-E2
Length 38.67 m 


(126 ft 10 in.)

41.5m* Seats 100-124 120-146
Height  10.57 m (34 ft 8 in.) 10.9 m* Max Cruise Speed M 0.82 M 0.82
Wingspan 28.72 m (94 ft 3 in.) 35.12 m* Time to Climb to FL350 18 min
Max Takeoff Weight 52.290 kg (115,280 lb) 61,500 kg (135,585 lb) Service Ceiling 41,000 ft 41,000 ft
Max Payload 13,917 kg (30,682 lb) 16,150 kg (35,604 lb) Range 2,300 nm (4,260 km) 2,600 nm (4,815 km)

Embraer Energia

The Embraer Energia concept plane foreshadows the company’s ambitious intentions for the future. The theoretical capacity of this aircraft is 50 people.

New energy sources and propulsion methods are being considered for the project. The initiative’s ultimate goal is to ensure the company’s regional aircraft fleet is constantly evolving for the better.

ERJ Family

Embraer evaluated several potential sequel projects to build on the success of their first two planes, the Bandeirante and the Brasília. Embraer decided to transition from turboprops to jets in response to market demand for this aircraft type.

The ERJ145 was the company’s first twin-jet design, a low-risk upgrade of the Brasilia with a longer fuselage to accommodate 45 passengers.

Embraer decided to enter the niche market of 50-seater regional jets that flew routes of less than 1,000 kilometers and took an hour on average to complete in 1989. This regional jet aircraft, formerly the EMB 145, evolved from the earlier EMB 120 Brasilia.

Embraer’s ERJ (Embraer Regional Jet) Family included a variety of models from its first flight in 1995 to the end of production in 2020.

The ERJ135, the smallest of the family, first flew in 1995 and can carry up to 37 passengers. The larger ERJ140 and 145 followed, as did the ERJ135-derived Legacy 600 and Legacy 650 business jets.

Embraer ERJ135

Embraer ERJ135

In 1997, Embraer unveiled the ERJ135, a new regional jet with room for 37 passengers. The ERJ145 inspired the new plane’s layout, and its engines and primary systems are identical to those of the ERJ145.

Despite the 135 being 11 feet, 6 inches (3.5 meters) shorter than the 145, the cockpit, wings, and tail assembly were all identical between the two planes. The first ERJ135 was produced in 1998 and made its maiden flight the following year.


The Embraer ERJ135 made its maiden flight in 1999, designed to serve low-demand markets in mind. It outperforms turboprops in speed and range for the same passenger capacity.

The Embraer ERJ135 is a low-winger, T-tailed, metal semi-monocoque-structure, regional airliner jet with the tricycle landing gear. The aircraft’s engines are attached to the body or fuselage. The ERJ135 is similar to other ERJ models because it has a low-mounted, swept wing.

The ERJ135’s cockpit is built to ensure the pilots’ comfort, ease of work, and safety. Honeywell Primus 1000 avionics are installed in the cockpit.

Three passengers sit across from each other in the standard layout, with the galley and bathroom located at the front and back of the cabin. Seating capacity for the ERJ135 ranges from 30 at 36 inches to 37 at 31 inches in pitch.

Three other variants of ERJ-135 were developed:

  • ERJ-135 ER (Extended Range)
  • ERJ-135 LR (Long Range)
  • ERJ-135 XR (Extra Long Range) (With Winglets)

Specifications and Performance

Powered by two Rolls-Royce Allison AE3007A3 mounted on the fuselage gives 31.3 kN thrust each. However, the ERJ135LR features a 15% more powerful AE3007A1 engine.

At its top cruising altitude and velocity, the Embraer ERJ135 reaches a Mach number of 0.78. The airplane can travel 1,750 nautical miles before refueling and has a service ceiling of 37,000 feet.

Table 5: Embraer ERJ135 Specs and Performance Source: Official Website

Length 26.33 m (86 ft 5 in) Seats 37 
Height  6.76 m (22 ft 2 in) Max Cruise Speed M 0.78
Wingspan 20.04 m (65 ft 9 in) Time to Climb to FL350 15 min
Max Takeoff Weight 20,000 kg (44,092 lb) Service Ceiling 37,000 ft
Max Payload 4,499 kg (9,918 lb) Range 1,750 nm (3,243 km)

Embraer ERJ140

Embraer ERJ140

The Embraer ERJ140, which made its debut in 1999, is a scaled-down version of the larger ERJ145. For airlines like American Airlines, the ERJ140 was explicitly built.

Given the longstanding limitations imposed by agreements between US Airlines and pilots’ unions, which cap the total number of aircraft at 50 seats, American Airlines sought out smaller planes. Because of this, ERJ145 had to remove two rows of seats, equaling a loss of 1.42 meters in length.

Specifications and Performance

The Embraer ERJ140 shares the same wing, tail, and engines as the ERJ135 and 145.

Table 6: Embraer ERJ140 Specs and Performance Source: Official Website

Length 28.45 m (93 ft 5 in) Seats 44
Height  6.76 m (22 ft 2 in) Max Cruise Speed M 0.78
Wingspan 20.04 m (65 ft 9 in) Time to Climb to FL350 16 min
Max Takeoff Weight 21,100 kg (46,517 lb) Service Ceiling 37,000 ft
Max Payload 5,292 kg (11,666 lb) Range 1,650 nm (3,058 km)

Embraer ERJ145

Embraer ERJ145

The ERJ145, the family’s largest and first member, was developed to provide a jet aircraft for regional routes and feeding hubs. The EMB-145 was initially intended to replace the turboprop regional aircraft EMB120. The Embraer ERJ145 took to the skies for the first time in 1995.


The ERJ145 is an improved version of the EMB 120, with a larger capacity (up to 50 passengers at 31″ pitch) because of a longer fuselage (by 18 feet). It has a metal frame with swept, low wings and a T-tail configuration.

Embraer installed a Flight Dynamics head-up display in the cockpit for two pilots, allowing the jet to satisfy CAT III landing criteria. The plane is outfitted with Honeywell Primus 1000 digital avionics.

The Embraer ERJ145 can transport 50 passengers in a typical three-across seating configuration. However, Embraer prioritized passenger comfort with the ERJ145’s semi-private layout.

The Brazilian and Greek air forces also use an Embraer ERJ145 derivative, the EMB-145AEW&C, outfitted with an Ericsson Erieye side-looking airborne radar.

Specifications and Performance

The ERJ145, like its siblings, is powered by Rolls-Royce AE-3007A turbofan engines. These engines were initially designed for use in military aircraft but are now commonly utilized in business and regional jets.

The Embraer ERJ145 has been around for 20 years and logged over 26 million flight hours, proving its competence on short runways.

Table 7: Embraer ERJ145 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website

Length 29.87 m (98 ft 0 in) Seats 50
Height  6.76 m (22 ft 2 in) Max Cruise Speed M 0.78
Wingspan 20.04 m (65 ft 9 in) Time to Climb to FL350 18min
Max Takeoff Weight 22,000 kg (48,501 lb) Service Ceiling 37,000 ft
Max Payload 5,786kg (12,755 lb) Range 1,550 nm (2,873 km)

Embraer ERJ145XR

Embraer ERJ145XR

A longer-range variant of the Embraer ERJ-145 is called the ERJ145XR. The market’s need for longer nonstop flights inspired its development.

As a result of upgraded engines, its maximum range has increased to 2,000 nm. The addition of winglets further improves its already-efficient wings. The airplane has a top cruising speed of M0.80.

Business Jets

The first Embraer Legacy 600 business aircraft was released to the public 22 years ago. Four business jets, ranging from the entry-level Phenom 100EV to the super-midsize Praetor 600, are now in the company’s inventory. Embraer will have delivered 1,500 Phenom 300E business jets by the year 2021.

Embraer Phenom 100EV

Embraer Phenom 100EV

The Phenom 100, the smallest business jet manufactured by Embraer, had its maiden flight in 2007 after being given the EMB-500 certification. Embraer’s second attempt at a business jet.

Two versions of the Embraer Phenom 100—the 100E and the 100EV—were upgraded over time. The first Phenom 100EV from Embraer was delivered in 2017, and 392 will be marketed between then and 2021. 


The low, straight, and tapered wings of the Embraer Phenom 100EV make it a lightweight business jet. The two engines are mounted on the aircraft’s rear fuselage, out of the path of the turbulence caused by the wings.

The Phenom 100EV’s wings were optimized for a range of speeds from 0.7 Mach to the maximum of 0.7 Mach. The Embraer Phenom utilizes wing barriers to avoid spanwise stalling as well.

The Phenom 100EV’s cabin, dubbed Oval Lite for its distinctive cross-sectional profile, bears the name of the aircraft’s model number. There is plenty of space for passengers to stretch out in the cabin’s business class, which features a club layout with four seats and generous legroom.

A maximum of seven people can ride in the plane with just one pilot if the plane’s optional belted lavatory and fifth seat are installed.

Unlike the Phenom 100, which uses Garmin G1000 avionics, the Phenom 100EV’s cockpit features three large displays running the Prodigy Touch Flight software.

Specifications and Performance

Phenom 100EV’s engines are PW617F1-E (1,730 lb thrust) instead of PW617, which power the standard Phenom 100. (1,695 lbs thrust). The maximum allowable takeoff mass was raised in conjunction with the improved engines.

The aircraft’s hot-and-high performance improved with these changes. On the other hand, new spoilers allow planes to slow down gradually and gently.

Table 8: Embraer Phenom 100EV Specs and Performance Source:Official Website

Length 42 ft 1 in (12.82 m) Engines 2x Pratt & Whitney – PW617F1-E / 1,730 lb
Wingspan 40 ft 4 in (12.3 m) Range / Max Speed 1,178 nm / M 0.70
Height 14 ft 3 in (4.35 m) Takeoff field length / Max. operating altitude 3,209 ft / 45,000 ft

Embraer Phenom 300E

Embraer Phenom 300E

Phenom 300, Embraer’s second all-new business jet, debuted that year. To satisfy the need for a more robust alternative to the Phenom 100, AMD developed the Phenom 300.

Although it had many similarities with the Phenom 100, including a stretched but otherwise comparable fuselage and Garmin Prodigy avionics, it was not simply a Phenom 100 with more space.

The Phenom 300 series, including the newest improved model Phenom 300E, was the best-selling light jet in the world for the tenth year in 2021.


The Embraer Phenom 300E is a compact, low-wing business jet. At the back of the fuselage are the two engines. Fly-by-wire spoilers are integrated into the wings of the Phenom 300.

The Phenom 300 features a longer fuselage, a new wing, and more powerful engines than the Phenom 100. Just like the Phenom 100EV, the Phenom 300 has a certification for use by a single pilot.

As part of the 300E update, the business jet’s performance and avionics were improved.The Phenom 300 had avionics based on the Garmin G1000, whereas the Phenom 300E utilizes the newer Garmin G3000. The Phenom 300E’s avionics update has a descending mode for use in an emergency.

There are six seats and a refreshment center within the Phenom 300E cabin. However, the plane may accommodate as many as eleven people in various configurations.

Upper tech panel, downwash lighting, and an optional drop-down display are just a few of the high-tech touches added by Lufthansa Technik to the plush interior. The Phenom 300E from Embraer also comes with a Bossa Nova Edition cabin.

Specifications and Performance

Each of the two engines of the Embraer Phenom 300 generates 3,360 lb of thrust, but in the Phenom 300E, that number increases to 3,478 lb.

The Embraer Phenom 300E boasts the impressive speed, altitude-gaining capability, range, and fuel efficiency. To the best of Embraer’s knowledge, it is the world’s fastest and farthest-flying single-pilot aircraft.

Table 9: Embraer Phenom 300E Specs and Performance Source: Official Website

Length 51 ft 4 in (15.6 m) Engines 2x Pratt & Whitney – PW535E1 / 3,478 lb
Wingspan 52 ft 2 in (15.9 m) Range / Max Speed 2,010 nm / M0.80
Height 16 ft 9 in (5.1 m) Takeoff field length / Max. operating altitude 3,209 ft / 45,000 ft

Embraer Legacy 450 & Praetor 500

Embraer Legacy 450

Embraer began developing its midsize business aircraft shortly after introducing its light business jets. Between the Phenom 300 and the Legacy 600/650, Embraer unveiled another generation of planes in 2008. The Embraer Legacy is a speedy and efficient mid-light business aircraft.

The Praetor 500 is Embraer’s newest medium-sized business jet, inspired by the company’s previous success with the Legacy 450 series.

When the Praetor 500 initially made its debut in 2018, it was introduced to the public by AirSpring Private Aviation, and the company got the first delivery of the plane in 2021.

Nonstop flights of 3,340 nautical miles (nm) are possible using the Praetor 500’s long-range cruising speed and its superior performance on snowy and wet runways.


The Embraer Legacy 450 and the Praetor 500 have low, swept wings and attach engines to the fuselage. The T-tail design is shared by both planes, and the Legacy 450 attracted much interest since it was the first aircraft to include complete fly-by-wire technology.

Embraer’s avionics improvements for the Praetor 500 are ongoing. The Praetor has a state-of-the-art Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion flight deck with complete fly-by-wire functionality. In addition to the standard instruments, the cockpit has a head-up display (HUD) and night vision goggles.

Embraer Praetor 500 has a basic capacity of 7 people but can fit a maximum of 9. Passengers may easily stand up in the cabin’s six-foot-high ceiling. The cabin altitude of the Praetor 500 is 5,800 feet when it is flying at 45,000 feet. Wireless Internet access is available at high speeds on board the plane.

Specifications and Performance

Two Honeywell HTF7500E engines provide power for the Embraer Praetor 500 and Legacy 450, with the Predator 500 variants boasting more thrust. The Praetor 500 could go 3,340 nm, much above the Legacy 450’s range of 2900 nm. 

The Praetor 500 provides top-tier performance and unparalleled class-leading control.

Table 10: Embraer Praetor 500 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website

Length 64 ft 7 in (19.68 m) Engines 2x HTF7500E


6,540 lbf

Wingspan 70 ft 6 in (21.50 m) Range / Max Speed 3,340 nm / M 0.83
Height 21 ft 1 in (6.43 m) Takeoff field length / Max. operating altitude 4,222 ft / 45,000 ft

Embraer Legacy 500 & Praetor 600

Embraer Legacy 500

The new Embraer Legacy 500 midsize business aircraft was the first of its kind (450 & 500). Initially, the goal was to outperform smaller business aircraft like Citations, Challengers, Learjets, and Gulfstreams. Like the Legacy 450, fly-by-wire technology had a significant role in the design of the Embraer.

To improve over the Legacy 500, Praetor 600 was introduced in 2018. It’s Embraer’s biggest business jet, and it flies in the super-midsize segment of the market.


Business jets with low wings and T-tails, like the Legacy 500 and Praetor 600, have engines near the aircraft’s tail section. The fuel capacity of the Praetor 600 is increased by using ventral fuel tanks, and the aircraft’s larger and broader winglets improve its efficiency.

The cabin has a level floor of 5,800 feet at 45,000 feet. The galley has modern conveniences, including a coffee maker, refrigerator, and microwave.

Honeywell Ovation Select Cabin Management provides high-definition television streaming in 1080p at lightning speeds, and Wi-Fi connectivity is also accessible throughout the aircraft. There is a 12-person cap on its capacity.

The Praetor 600’s flight deck has a Rockwell Collins Pro Line Fusion display, complete fly-by-wire control, and an active turbulence mitigation system. The plane also includes a heads-up display.

Specifications and Performance

The Legacy 500 and the Praetor 600 are propelled by a pair of Honeywell HTF7500E engines. However, the latter has been upgraded to provide even more thrust.

Table 11: Embraer Praetor 600 Specs and Performance Source:Official Website

Length 68 ft 1 in (20.74 m) Engines 2x HTF7500E,


7,628 lbf

Wingspan 70 ft 6 in (21.50 m) Range / Max Speed 4,018 nm / M 0.83
Height 21 ft (6.41 m) Takeoff field length / Max. operating altitude 4,717 ft / 45,000 ft

Past Aircraft

Commercial Aviation – Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante

Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante

The Embraer EMB 100 Bandeirante, sometimes known as the “Pioneer,” was the company’s inaugural aircraft. The project’s first research was conducted to determine Brazil’s commercial aviation traffic volume. The first Embraer plane had a low-wing turboprop layout and could seat up to eight people.

Embraer later developed the EMB 110, a bigger variant that met the needs of the expanding commercial and military markets in Brazil. In 1975, the inaugural flight of the EMB 110 took place; it had a passenger capacity of 18.

Ryanair’s inaugural plane was an Embraer EMB 110. In 1984, Ryanair took to the skies with an EMB 110, connecting Waterford and Gatwick Airport.

Embraer EMB 120 Brasília

Embraer EMB 120 Brasília

Embraer’s EMB-120 Brasilia is a regional twin-turboprop with seating for 30. In 1985, Atlantic Southeast Airlines was the first airline to use this system. Taking inspiration from the EMB 110 Bandeirante, it represents a landmark in Embraer’s development.

It was powered by a pair of PW115 turboprop engines manufactured by Pratt & Whitney Canada. At a cruise speed of M 0.44, the Embraer EMB 120 Brasilia has a maximum altitude of 30,000 feet and a range of 1,629 nautical miles.

Embraer/FMA CBA 123 Vector

Embraer FMA CBA 123 Vector

Embraer planned that the Embraer/FMA CBA 123 Vector would replace the EMB 120. The new turboprop was first designated as EMB 123 and was developed in collaboration with an Argentine firm.

The plane has rearward-facing, counter-rotating pusher engines to reduce cabin noise and vibration. The Garrett TPF351-20 was the engine of choice. Despite a successful first flight in 1990, the initiative was ultimately scrapped owing to a lack of resources and funding issues.

Business Jets

Embraer Legacy 600/650

Embraer Legacy 600

The Embraer Legacy 600 is a business aircraft based on the regional jet family, the ERJ 145. The Legacy 600, modeled after the successful ERJ-135, debuted in 2000. A longer-ranged successor to the Legacy 600, the Legacy 650, was introduced in 2009.

Legacy has a maximum capacity of 13 passengers, but even with just eight on board, its range was 3,450 nautical miles. However, the Legacy 650 could go 3,900 nautical miles with four people on board.

Despite the announcement of the 650E, an improved model, in 2016, Embraer is no longer providing Legacy 600/650 aircraft.

Embraer Lineage 1000

Embraer Lineage 1000

Embraer’s Lineage 1000 is a commercial-minded offshoot of the company’s Legacy 600. The aircraft was first introduced in 2006 and modeled after the Embraer E-Jet Family.

With room for 19, it was advertised as an ultra-large business aircraft. Based on the Embraer 190, its range was extended by installing extra fuel tanks. Embraer does not sell the plane right now.

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Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano

Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano

The EMB 314 Super Tucano is a light attack and trainer aircraft powered by turboprops. The primary goal of this system was to provide a cost-effective, high-performance alternative for the education of fighter jet pilots.

As a bonus, it may also be used as a light assault aircraft for close air support operations. Currently, it serves customers in over 15 different nations.

Embraer C-390 Millennium

Embraer C-390 Millennium

The Embraer C-390 Millennium is a New generation military multi-mission cargo plane. Its wings are high and swept back, and it has a T-shaped tail.

Two IAE V2500 turbofan engines provide thrust for this military transport jet. The Brazilian Air Force has been the primary user since the prototypes took to the air in 2015.


Question: What country is Embraer from?

Answer: São José dos Campos, Brazil, is home to Embraer, a Brazilian firm that manufactures airplanes.

Question: What is Embraer’s largest plane?

Answer: While the E-Jet E195 E2 is the company’s biggest commercial airplane, the C-390 Millennium, a military transport plane, is its heaviest creation.

Question: Why is Embraer successful?

Answer: Embraer has been successful because the company has analyzed the industry and identified an unmet demand for regional planes. They became the industry leader in regional jet production thanks to their consistently high standards for product quality and accurate predictions of market demand. They have also developed effective designs for brand-new business jets.

Question: Is Embraer part of Boeing?

Answer: When Boeing and Embraer both claimed the other was at fault for breaking the agreement, Boeing decided to back out of its plan to buy Embraer shares. Thus, Embraer is an independent company from Boeing.


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