March 12, 2014
Eclipse Aerospace delivers first Eclipse 550 jet
Eclipse Aerospace announced the first customer delivery of an Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet in Albuquerque, N.M. following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification. Eclipse Aerospace announced the start of production of the Eclipse 550 Jet at their Albuquerque facility in June of 2012. Since then, EAI has engaged in a major effort to validate and improve their manufacturing processes in order to bring a renewed efficiency to Eclipse 550 production. Eclipse Aerospace has also recertified the complete supplier base and improved many of the subsystems in the original Eclipse 500 design. With almost 300,000 fleet hours and customer feedback to draw from in improving the Eclipse Jet, the new system upgrades in the Eclipse 550 will provide world-class reliability and maintainability.