Eclipse Aviation has begun building a service center at Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport, Fla., for its Eclipse 500 very light twinjet. The 61,000-sq-ft-facility, scheduled to open early next year, will offer scheduled and unscheduled maintenance, including work on the aircraft’s P&WC PW610F engine. The Eclipse 500 is scheduled for certification before the end of next month.
Per-seat, on-demand start-up operator DayJet said its first Southeast DayBase and maintenance facility will be at Gainesville Regional Airport, Fla. Gainesville was one of five inaugural Florida service locations announced in June. DayJet plans to start service using Eclipse 500s in November.