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Eclipse 400 Single-Engine Jet Unveiled

By Tish Drake | June 3, 2008
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Eclipse Aviation, Albuquerque, N.M., has started taking orders for its Eclipse 400 single-engine jet, a production version of the Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ) first displayed at EAA AirVenture 2007. Eclipse touts the aircraft as environmentally efficient, saying at an estimated 330 knots, the Eclipse 400 uses less than one pound of fuel per nautical mile. The four-occupant Eclipse 400 jet cruises at 41,000 feet. Its robust V-tail design provides superior handling and it is powered by the Pratt & Whitney Canada PW615F. It is priced at $1.35 million in June 2008 economics. "Ten months of quantitative and qualitative Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ) research has convinced us that this is absolutely the right airplane for the emerging single-engine jet market," said Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation president and CEO. For related news

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