Eclipse Aviation Receives Permission to Export Eclipse 500 Jet and its Components to Russia

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - May 19, 2008 - Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the world's first very light jet (VLJ), today announced at the European Business Aviation Conference and Exposition (EBACE), that it has received permission from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), to export the Eclipse 500 Jet and its components to Russia.

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada's Export and Import Controls Bureau has also granted a permit to Pratt & Whitney Canada and Eclipse Aviation to export the PW610F engine to Russia.

This significant milestone is the next step in establishing an assembly facility in Ulyanovsk, Russia.

About Eclipse Aviation

Eclipse Aviation is the world's leading very light jet (VLJ) manufacturer, producing innovative, affordable jets that are revolutionizing air transportation.  The company created the VLJ category with the design, certification and delivery of the Eclipse 500® - the industry's first VLJ.  Eclipse applies advances in technology, manufacturing processes, and business practices to create high-performance aircraft that cost a fraction of other jets, and provide the lowest cost of jet ownership ever achieved. By changing the value proposition for private jet travel, Eclipse is allowing more pilots to enter the world of jet-powered aviation and enabling a new generation of entrepreneurs to help business travelers move between cities on a quick, affordable and convenient basis.  Contact Eclipse at