Total Eclipse  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 31 December 2006
Maiden Flight: 26 August 2002
Total Production: 1,602
Unitary Cost: USD$2.2 million
Also Known As: Eclipse 500 and Eclipse 550
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Eclipse Aviation
Parent System: Eclipse 500
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 31 December 2006
Maiden Flight: 26 August 2002
Total Production: 1,602
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Description: The Eclipse 500 is a small, twin-engine, business jet developed by Eclipse Aviation to deliver point-to-point commercial air travel services at affordable prices. The Eclipse 500 is the world's first commercial Very Light Jet (VLJ) and is fitted with six seats for passengers and pilot/s. The maiden flight was carried out on August 26, 2002. The FAA awarded type certification on July 27, 2006, and full type certification on September 30, 2006. The first production Eclipse 500 jet was delivered to the launch customer on December 31, 2006. EASA awarded type certification by the end of 2007.

The Eclipse 500 very light jet is powered by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines fitted with dual-channel Full Authority Digital Electronic Control (FADEC). Each engine is rated at 900-lb of thrust at takeoff. The enhanced avionics functionality provided to Eclipse 500 enables safe and efficient single-pilot operation. All in, the Eclipse 500 jet can transport up to three passengers plus a single pilot over ranges of 1,125 to 1,300 nautical miles (2,080 to 2,400 km). The Eclipse 550 is the new production standard introduced in 2013. It is priced at $2.69 million and features some improvements.

Total Eclipse Specifications

Crew: 1
Number of Engines: 2
Passengers: 5
Cabin Height: 50 inch (1.27 meter)
Cabin Length: 148 inch (3.76 meter)
Cabin Width: 56 inch (1.42 meter)
Height: 11 foot (132 inch)
Length: 33.5 foot (402 inch)
Wingspan: 37.9 foot (11.6 meter)
Ceiling: 41,000 foot (12,497 meter)
Landing Run Distance: 2,250 foot (686 meter)
Max Range: 1,300 nautical mile (1,496 mile)
Sea Level Cabin Pressure to: 21,500 foot
Take Off Run Distance: 2,342 foot (714 meter)
Climb Rate: 3,424 fpm (17.5 mps)
Cruise Speed: 370 knot (685 kph)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 251 galon (954 liter)
Empty Weight: 3,629 pound (1,646 kilogram)
Fuel Load: 1,698 pound (770 kilogram)
Max Landing Weight: 5,600 pound (2,540 kilogram)
Max Ramp Weight: 6,029 pound (2,735 kilogram)
Max Takeoff Thrust: 1,800 pound
Max Takeoff Weight: 5,995 pound (2.72 ton)
Payload: 2,400 pound (1,089 kilogram)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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Total Eclipse News

There are 9 news between
19 Feb 2008 and 15 May 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012PZL Mielec Contracted to Build Eclipse 550 Airframe and Wings
Friday, November 21, 2008Eclipse 500 Receives EASA Certification
Tuesday, September 23, 2008Vnesheconombank to Fund the Eclipse 500 Jet Russian Assembly Line
Monday, May 19, 2008Eclipse Aviation Receives Permission to Export Eclipse 500 Jet and its Components to Russia
Thursday, May 1, 2008Eclipse 500 Jet Certified for Operations in Australia and India
Thursday, April 3, 2008Eclipse Aviation Updates Avio NG with Dual Garmin GPS 400W Units
Tuesday, February 26, 2008Eclipse Aviation Receives FAA Certification of Weather Radar System
Wednesday, February 20, 2008Eclipse Aviation and ETIRC Aviation to Set Up Assembly Line in Russia
Tuesday, February 19, 2008Club One Air Orders 10 Eclipse 500 Very Light Jets

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United States of America?
Aircraft ordered by Linear Air (15); DayJet (239); Jet-Alliance

Grand Total 108
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