Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Eclipse Delivers First 550
[Avionics Today March 12, 2014] Eclipse Aerospace announced the first customer delivery of its new 550 twin-engine jet.
Production of the 550 began at the Eclipse facility in Albuquerque in June 2012, after the company re-emerged from bankruptcy under its new chief executive, Mason Holland. The FAA issued final certification for the 550 in March 2013.
"The Eclipse 550 is a 'game-changer' aircraft that fits in the new value-driven economy, attracting operators looking for an advanced jet aircraft with excellent performance and economic efficiencies that allow for maximizing every travel dollar. Many new Eclipse 550 owners are upgrading from turboprop or piston aircraft, looking for the speed and enhanced safety of a twin-engine jet at an affordable price point," said Holland.
Take a look back at the 2012 Avionics magazine profile of the return to production for Eclipse.