Eclipse

February 6, 2008 - 5:07am

The recent announcements from Eclipse of a new source of funding and of FAA certification of the Avio NG avionics platform for the Eclipse 500 are causing ripples through the VLJ market.

February 6, 2008 - 5:07am

The recent announcements from Eclipse of a new source of funding and of FAA certification of the Avio NG avionics platform for the Eclipse 500 are causing ripples through the VLJ market.

February 5, 2008 - 11:17am
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Eclipse Aviation secured a new source of financing from Etirc Aviation that resulted in sale of a minority stake in Eclipse to the new investors. The deal also includes a second assembly line in Russia scheduled to begin operating late next year.

February 5, 2008 - 11:17am
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Eclipse Aviation secured a new source of financing from Etirc Aviation that resulted in sale of a minority stake in Eclipse to the new investors. The deal also includes a second assembly line in Russia scheduled to begin operating late next year.

January 29, 2008 - 11:00am

Mesa (Ariz.) Falcon Field-based Sabena Airline Training Center (SATC) yesterday received Eclipse 500 type-rating training approval from the FAA, making it the first third-party training facility to offer type rating courses in the very light jets. The center acquired its first Eclipse 500s in August and said more will join the fleet this year as deliveries of the VLJs increase and owner-pilots require training.

January 29, 2008 - 11:00am

Mesa (Ariz.) Falcon Field-based Sabena Airline Training Center (SATC) yesterday received Eclipse 500 type-rating training approval from the FAA, making it the first third-party training facility to offer type rating courses in the very light jets. The center acquired its first Eclipse 500s in August and said more will join the fleet this year as deliveries of the VLJs increase and owner-pilots require training.

January 15, 2008 - 10:12am

Eclipse Aviation president and CEO Vern Raburn announced yesterday that Etirc Aviation is deepening its partnership with Eclipse with an equity investment of more than $100 million, an agreement to add countries to Etirc’s Eclipse 500 sales and support network and the right to manufacture the very light jet within its expanded network area. According to Raburn, the new funds will help the company continue its growth in New Mexico.

January 8, 2008 - 9:48am

Now that the Avio NG avionics have been certified, Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aviation is ready to tackle the promised upgrades for in-service Eclipse 500s without the updated avionics suite, new wing de-ice boots, aerodynamics modifications and other “minor upgrades.” In a posting on the Eclipse 500 Owners Club Web site, Eclipse vice president of ownership experiences John Ricciardelli said the first aircraft to be retrofitted (S/N 28) i

January 4, 2008 - 10:51am

The termination of the agreement between Eclipse Aviation and Williams International, announced the day before Thanksgiving, is seen as a major setback for the Eclipse 500 very light jet program by many observers– particularly (and predictably) by the battalions of skeptics who have questioned the viability of the program since it was revealed in March 2000.

January 3, 2008 - 11:58am

Eclipse Aviation rang in the New Year by announcing that it produced and certified 103 Eclipse 500s last year, and the manufacturer delivered all but a handful of these very light jets before the ball dropped in Times Square on Monday night.

 
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