Eclipse 500

February 3, 2011 - 8:29am

Sikorsky Aircraft completed a “minority equity investment” in Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aerospace yesterday. Neither company disclosed the value of the deal. An agreement “in principle” for Sikorsky to take a “substantial” minority stake in Eclipse was revealed in October at the NBAA Convention, and since then both parties have remained mum on the deal until yesterday’s announcement.

December 8, 2010 - 2:15am

Eclipse is back. Here at MEBA Eclipse Aerospace is exhibiting a Total Eclipse twin-engine very light jet modified at EA Aerospace's recently established platinum service center in Istanbul.

November 30, 2010 - 5:22am

Innovative Solutions & Support is almost finished with the development of an integrated flight management system for the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The new FMS will enable coupled LPV approaches, airway route navigation, RNP procedures, parallel offsets, user-defined waypoints and storage for up to 99 flight plans, among other features.

October 27, 2010 - 7:08am

In a surprise announcement at the NBAA convention, Stratford, Conn.-based Sikorsky Aircraft revealed that it reached an agreement “in principle” to make a substantial minority investment in Eclipse Aerospace. Executives from both companies provided few specifics about the deal, including its value.

October 20, 2010 - 4:14pm

SimCom Training Centers (Booth No. 6656) has partnered with Eclipse Aerospace to provide training in the EA-500 very light jet and will offer training in the JetProp Malibu/Mirage Rocket Engineering conversion. SimCom also has developed a new international operations course.

October 19, 2010 - 4:35pm

Flight management systems are coming for the Eclipse 500 very light jet and other aircraft, thanks to a new program from Innovative Solutions & Support (IS& S). IS&S (Booth No. 4443) and Eclipse Aerospace (Booth No. 6667) have announced that the avionics manufacturer will provide Eclipse 500 operators with the new AvioNG FMS system.

October 18, 2010 - 8:13am

SimCom Training Centers (Booth No. 6656) has partnered with Eclipse Aerospace to provide training in the EA-500 very light jet and will offer training in the JetProp Malibu/Mirage Rocket Engineering conversion. SimCom also has developed a new international operations course.

October 13, 2010 - 10:20am

Despite an active first quarter in the light jet market, the remainder of the year has proven to be a sobering reminder that the world continues to recover from the financial meltdown of 2008 and 2009. 

This is not surprising, considering that the light jet market tends to react directly to the general economy as measured by stock ­market indices.

October 13, 2010 - 9:40am

Eclipse Aerospace (Booth No. 6667) has risen like a Phoenix from the ashes of the bankruptcy of the original Eclipse Aviation, with a focus on helping the owners of the 260 Eclipse 500s keep their airplanes flying safely and efficiently and a goal of eventually restarting the EA500 production line.

September 29, 2010 - 10:51am

This AIN pilot/reporter had an opportunity to fly the Eclipse on two different occasions, once on a short cross-country trip in March between Chicago and Nashville and again to Rockford, Ill., for some approaches, landings
and airwork. My instructor pilot was North American Jet Eclipse instructor Mike Vautell.

 
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