Albuquerque, NM, September 24, 2013 — Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce that the first production Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet will be on display at the 2013 National Business Aviation Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 22-24, 2013 in booth C10844. The Eclipse 550 builds upon a proven and reliable airframe, adding an increased range of safety and sophistication to the cockpit and improved comfort to the cabin.
The Eclipse 550 adds as standard equipment dual WAAS (LPV) GPS receivers, XM weather, Anti-Skid brakes, Jeppesen tall approach plates, a dual and redundant channel FMS, and a new Independent Standby Display. Options like Synthetic Vision and Enhanced Vision provide an unprecedented level of situational awareness for the pilot, while Auto Throttles (an industry first in the light jet market) reduce pilot workload. A new premium interior and an improved air conditioning system ensure a comfortable flight. Customers are also offered the option of choosing a custom paint scheme to further personalize their jet.
“I am very proud of the Eclipse team. Every associate has contributed greatly to bringing this incredible aircraft back into production. This really is an amazing accomplishment, and a first in the aviation arena,” stated Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace CEO. “In just four short years we have returned Eclipse to being a successful aircraft manufacturing company.
“The Eclipse 550 is the most technologically advanced light jet the world has ever seen. It has features that just don’t exist in any other jet in its category or class,” continued Holland.
Two Pratt & Whitney Canada P610F jet engines power the Eclipse 550, giving it the ability to fly to altitudes of up to 41,000 feet at a max cruise of 430 mph, all while consuming just 59 gallons of fuel per hour, making the Eclipse 550 the most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in production today. The Eclipse 550, designed to be flown single pilot, can be equipped with six forward facing seats and includes a 3-year ‘tip-to-tail’ warranty.
For more information on the Eclipse 550, visit the Eclipse booth at NBAA in Las Vegas, visit us online at www.ECLIPSE.aero, or call at 877-375-7978.
About Eclipse Aerospace, Inc.
Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet, one of the most fuel-efficient jets in the world. Eclipse also provides engineering, maintenance, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse 500 Twin-Engine Jet aircraft. Adhering to the motto “Customer First,” Eclipse Aerospace is focused on providing a superior customer experience for existing and future owners, operators, and pilots of the revolutionary Eclipse Jet aircraft. Eclipse Aerospace corporate offices are based in Charleston, S.C. Principle operations are located in Albuquerque, N.M. and Chicago, Ill. Eclipse Aerospace is located on the web at www.ECLIPSE.aero.