Embraer completes first Praetor 500 conversion in Europe

Embraer announced the completion of the first European conversion of a Legacy 450 to a Praetor 500 for an undisclosed customer. The conversion was performed at the Embraer Executive Jets Service Center at Le Bourget International Airport, in Paris, France. “These conversions are only made possible by the expertise of structures and avionics specialists, mechanics, logistics teams, and engineers from Embraer operations around the globe,” said Johann Bordais, President & CEO, Embraer Service & Support.

 “Per Embraer’s strategy for the future, we are consistently investing in and expanding our portfolio, focused on offering our customers the industry’s best services and support.” Located at one of the busiest airports in Europe, 20 minutes from downtown Paris, the Le Bourget Service Center has been in operation since 2012, providing routine checks, scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, and offering the unique ability to deploy rescue teams, specialized in executive jets support and maintenance, throughout Europe.

The full process to convert a Legacy 450 (2,900 nautical miles range) into a Praetor 500 (3,340 nautical miles range) can be performed at the following Embraer Owned Service Centers: Le Bourget, Windsor Locks, Connecticut (US), Fort Lauderdale, Florida (US), and Sorocaba, in Brazil. In total, Embraer has already converted 11 Legacy 450s into Praetor 500s.