Redesigned Eclipse PhostrEx Canisters Get FAA Nod

 - June 26, 2011, 1:48 PM

Eclipse Aerospace received FAA approval for its newly redesigned PhostrEx fire-suppression system canister on the Eclipse 500. The new, all-welded canister stores contents at a lower pressure, resolving the leakage problems the original design encountered. The improved PhostrEx canister was tested extensively and consistently met all design specifications, Eclipse said. Eclipse Aerospace placed a production order for the new canisters, which are expected to be available for purchase beginning next month.