Eclipse Aviation

December 15, 2009 - 11:11am

Etirc Aviation chairman and former Eclipse Aviation chairman Roel Pieper will have to produce records of properties that he owns, according to an order issued by the New York State Supreme Court. The order is the result of a subpoena for those documents from the Alfred E. Mann Living Trust.

November 23, 2009 - 5:49am

Although Eclipse Aviation no longer exists, having been liquidated following a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing earlier this year, legal actions surrounding the company continue to multiply.

November 3, 2009 - 11:39am

Former deposit-holders for Eclipse 500 very light jets recently filed four lawsuits in New Mexico district courts alleging various wrongdoings by Eclipse Aviation executives before the company filed for bankruptcy one year ago. Named in the suits are former Eclipse Aviation leaders, including Vern Raburn, Roel Pieper, Peg Billson, Michael McConnell and Mark Borseth, as well as sales and support personnel.

November 2, 2009 - 4:46am

The marketing hype surrounding very light jets (VLJs) has “largely subsided,” according to Brian Foley, president of business aviation consulting firm Brian Foley Associates, and the VLJ “has yet to prove that it’s anything more than a subcompact business jet.

October 30, 2009 - 8:39am

Eclipse Aerospace held a supplier summit on October 27 for manufacturers and vendors of Eclipse EA500 very light jet components. Eclipse Aerospace purchased the assets of bankrupt manufacturer Eclipse Aviation on September 1 and is focusing on supporting the existing fleet of EA500 VLJs.

October 29, 2009 - 7:16am

Aircraft leasing magnate Steven Udvar-Hazy will be awarded this year’s Wright Brothers Memorial Trophy, for “innovative aerospace business practices, improved aircraft design, piloting skills and selfless philanthropy, ensuring preservation of our aerospace history.” Udvar-Hazy’s multimillion-dollar donation allowed the construction of the National Air and Space Museum’s annex at Dulles Airport.

October 8, 2009 - 2:11pm

Eclipse Aerospace, the new owner of the assets of Eclipse Aviation, has wasted no time consolidating facilities, organizing inventory and modifying Eclipse E-500 very light jets with flight-into-known-icing (FIKI) systems and avionics upgrades. On September 30, the FAA and EASA formally reinstated the E-500’s U.S. and European type certificates to Eclipse Aerospace.

October 1, 2009 - 1:03pm

The marketing hype surrounding very light jets (VLJs) has “largely subsided,” according to Brian Foley, president of business aviation consulting firm Brian Foley Associates, and the VLJ “has yet to prove that it’s anything more than a subcompact business jet.

October 1, 2009 - 9:25am

The bankrupt status of Eclipse Aviation finally ended in August after Eclipse Aerospace bought the assets of the very light jet manufacturer for $40 million. On September 1, Eclipse Aerospace founders Mason Holland and Michael Press joined Albuquerque mayor Martin Chávez to celebrate the reopening of the factory at Eclipse’s headquarters at Albuquerque International Air- port.

October 1, 2009 - 7:08am

Eclipse Aerospace, formerly Eclipse Aviation, has vacated its $8 million factory service center on Albany International Airport. Instead, the company purchased North American Jet Maintenance on Chicago Executive Airport and plans to use it as an Eclipse platinum-level service center.

 
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