Eclipse 500


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Eclipse 500

The Eclipse 500 became the first of a new class of Very Light Jets (VLJ) when the first jet was delivered in late 2006. The aircraft is powered by two lightweight Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines in aft fuselage-mounted nacelles.

Production of the Eclipse 500 was halted in mid-2008 due to lack of funding and the company entered bankruptcy.

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Eclipse 500

 ENGINE2 x 410kg Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofans
  Take-off weight2699 kg5950 lb
  Empty weight1610 kg3549 lb
  Wingspan11.4 m37 ft 5 in
  Length10.1 m33 ft 2 in
  Height3.4 m11 ft 2 in
  Max. speed685 km/h426 mph
  Ceiling12500 m41000 ft
  Rate of climb1044 m/min3450 ft/min
  Range2084 km1295 miles

deaftom, e-mail, 02.06.2013 07:43

Eclipse has continued development and recently flew a redesigned "Total Eclipse" model, which is slated to enter production as either the Eclipse 550 or the Total Eclipse 550, depending on which name the marketing mavens finally decide on.


Eric Achen, e-mail, 16.11.2010 01:29

258 Aircraft produced

Eclipse Aviation was purchased out of bankruptcy by Eclipse Aerospace and is currently servicing the fleet. Financial support recently announced from Sikorsky.


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