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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Eclipse 550 to Debut at NBAA 2013

Eclipse Aerospace will debut its first production Eclipse 550 twin-engine business jet at the 2013 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) annual meeting in Las Vegas next month. 
(Eclipse 550 jet. Photo, courtesy of Eclipse Aerospace.)
The Albuquerque, N.M.-based manufacturer earned final production certificate for the 550 in March, its first new production jet following the re-launch of the company by CEO Mason Holland following a bankruptcy filing in 2009. 
"In just four short years we have returned Eclipse to being a successful aircraft manufacturing company," said Holland on the debut of the 550. 

Powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada P610F jet engines and featuring dual WAAS (LPV) GPS receivers and a dual and redundant channel flight management system (FMS), Holland calls the 550 the "most technologically advanced light jet the world has ever seen."


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