Eclipse Aerospace Growing, Parts Flowing

 - January 26, 2010, 5:14 AM

Eclipse Aerospace has grown to more than 60 employees since purchasing the assets of bankrupt Eclipse Aviation on September 4, and the new company is meeting its plan to supply parts and provide upgrades to Eclipse 500 VLJ owners. “Most former suppliers are interested in supporting the new Eclipse Aerospace,” according to a recent customer communiqué, though “it will likely be several more months before we can offer PhostrEx bottles for sale.” Other developments include availability of new bias-ply tires; the opening of an Albuquerque service center with 13 mechanics; FAA approval for Eclipse Aerospace to provide recurrent and known-ice/Avio NG 1.5 differences training; selection of Global Jet Services for maintenance training; and delivery of the first group of Eclipse 500s upgraded to known-ice/Avio NG 1.5 configuration.