For the first time ever a new Embraer Praetor 600 private jet will make South Korea its home. But it won’t be used for flying VIPs as the aircraft has been selected for a much more important mission.
The Embraer Praetor 600 has been delivered to South Korea’s Flight Inspection Services Center (FIC) where it will used to conduct a variety of flight inspection tasks.
The FIC will assign the aircraft to missions such as site survey, surveillance, commissioning inspection, periodic inspection, special inspection, procedure validation, and ADS-B airborne checks.
Embraer announced on December 1, 2023, that the Praetor 600 was delivered to South Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport (MOLIT).
Embraer collaborated with German firm Aerodata, which fitted the Praetor with its flight inspection system to comply with the requirements of the FIC.
The missions the jet will undertake are viewed as vital for maintaining and calibrating navigation aids and ensuring the safety and precision of air navigation systems across the country.
“Embraer is proud to support South Korea’s Flight Inspection Center in their mission to enhance the safety and efficiency of their airspace,” Bosco da Costa Junior, President & CEO of Embraer Defense & Security, said. “The deployment of the Praetor 600 for flight inspection services reflects our commitment to delivering innovative solutions that make a difference in aviation. We look forward to a continued partnership with Aerodata AG and South Korea with our exceptional service.”
Embraer said the technology, efficiency, range and reliability of the Praetor 600 were part of the reason the aircraft was selected by South Korea.
“The aircraft is equipped with full Fly-by-Wire controls that reduce pilot workload and provide a safer and smoother flight experience with active turbulence reduction capability. The Praetor 600’s advanced safety features and redundant systems provide added reliability during critical inspection missions,” Embraer said in a statement.