Eclipse Gets Amended FAA Production Certificate for EA550

 - March 28, 2013, 2:50 PM

Eclipse Aerospace received an amended production certificate (PC) today from the FAA, authorizing the Albuquerque, N.M.-based aircraft manufacturer to do final assembly, test and certification of new-production Eclipse 550s. The original PC granted to Eclipse last year allowed Eclipse to manufacture the EA550 and requisite parts in compliance with FAA-approved type design, but required direct FAA oversight of the flight-test and certification phases. With the amended PC, Eclipse can also perform flight test and grant airworthiness certificates for new-production EA550s under its FAA-approved quality system.