Eclipse Aerospace’s Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet is classified as a very light jet. Very Light Jets (VLJs) are small light aircraft that typically hold a small group of 4 or 5 passengers comfortably. The very light jets are a fairly new category of aircraft, and thus are equipped with the very latest in jet engine technology which delivers the speed, quality, and fuel efficiency that allow for a more cost effective means of private jet travel. Not only is the Eclipse a practical and efficient option for private flyers, it is very highly regarded in its class and leads the competition in both range and fuel economy.
According to Eclipse, “Eclipse Aerospace has done something that no other aircraft manufacturer has ever done: we built a twin-engine jet that is affordable, easy to own, easy to operate, and offers safety features and performance capabilities previously found only in military and commercial aircraft.”
The Eclipse is an expertly designed aircraft with fuel economy unrivaled by other very light jets and turboprops, and costs less than any twin-engine jet to operate. In fact, the Eclipse consumes just twice the amount of fuel as a typical large SUV. Enhanced safety features like Auto Throttles, Anti-Skid Brakes, and the most sophisticated avionics system make the Eclipse an unmatched VLJ.
The Eclipse is the only twin-engine general aviation jet that can be flown with a single pilot. It is equipped with an Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) that acts as a virtual copilot that increases situational awareness and has monitoring systems that give the pilot over-speed and under-speed protection with a unique auto throttle. With less switches and dials combined with intuitive pilot controls, safety is enhanced and flying is simplified for pilots.
The Eclipse has impressive performance capabilities with a range of 1295 statue miles, a maximum altitude of 41,000 feet and an average speed of 425 mph. Eclipse prides itself on its safety records and the safety measures put in place to help monitor weather, traffic and other flight obstacles. With the most advanced Flight Management System available in even a full size light jet, the Eclipse is easily a pilot favorite.
The Eclipse’s cabin is comfortable at 4′ 1″ in height, 4′ 3″ in width and 12′ 2″ in length. It can comfortably fit 4-5 passengers in a quiet, ergonomically designed interior. This jet features five comfortable, forward-facing, leather passenger seats and large windows to make the cabin bright with natural light. The baggage compartment contains 26 cubic feet of space accessible from inside of the aircraft, and has the ability to hold more luggage by removing seats when not at maximum capacity.
Eclipse has demonstrated a clear understanding of the needs of pilots and passengers alike. The Eclipse 550 is perfectly suited for your next journey. With best in class performance, economics, and safety, the Eclipse will not disappoint.
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