General Aviation Embraer sells Praetor 600 to Aerodata for flight inspection conversion
German company Aerodata AG has ordered a Praetor 600 aircraft, which will be converted to fit flight inspection missions.
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer and German company Aerodata AG have signed a purchase agreement for one Praetor 600 business jet. The aircraft will be converted into a Flight Inspection Aircraft to operate a full range of missions.
Aerodata will take delivery of the aircraft next year, when the company will begin to install all required systems and technology that is required to execute the planned missions. “The state-of-the-art Praetor 600 aircraft fully complies with the high-level requirements of the end-user and is prepared for the installation of Aerodata’s most modern flight inspection system AeroFIS®,” Embraer stated.
The aircraft will eventually be operated by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport, Seoul Regional Office of Aviation, Flight Inspection Center in South Korea. The authority had conducted the international public tender for this project and is the end-user of this solution.
Embraer stated that this has been the first time the manufacturer is selling an aircraft for this kind of missions outside of Brazil. The order opens new experiences and market opportunities for the company´s solutions and current products.
“The contract with Aerodata also includes training for both pilots and mechanics and an initial support package for the final end-user. The aircraft will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment, such as head-up displays (HUD), high-end communication systems, paperless operation capability, and additional customized interior features,” Embraer added.
According to the manufacturer, the fully configured Praetor 600 Flight Inspection Aircraft will be a state-of-the-art platform able to perform a wide array of flight inspection tasks in the modes of site survey, surveillance, commissioning inspection, periodic inspection, any special inspection, procedure validation, and ADS-B airborne checks.
Normally, the Praetor 600 is a business jet that has an intercontinental range of 4,018 nautical miles. The aircraft can fly from Paris to New York or from Sao Paulo to Miami without needing to stop for refueling.
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