Posts Tagged ‘eclipse 500’

AD Logs at What-to-fly.com start in 2009

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

In an effort to keep the pilot community up to date about the latest in aircraft information we will do our best to efforts to update you here as to newly issued AD’s (Airworthiness Directives) for the following:

General Aviation Aircraft, Helicopters, Experimental Aircraft, Light Sport Aircraft and other Certified Aircraft including engines and propellers.

We are working to accurately get this feed from the FAA and hope to have it be beneficial to the pilot and aircraft owner/management community.  Please give us your feedback as we roll this out during January of 2009 and forward.

Eclipse 500 grounded by FAA

Friday, June 13th, 2008

The FAA issued an emergency order for all Eclipse Aircraft today! 

Thanks to a quick acting pilot a possible crash with disasterous effects was avoided today at Chicago’s Midway Airport when the throttle of the Eclipse 500 he was flying got jammed at full power.  As a result of the incident that ended with a safe, but emergency landing, the FAA issued an emergency order to inspect all planes prior to their next flight.

News Story

FAA Website – Order/Directive

Eclipse to offer new jet Eclipse 400

Friday, May 30th, 2008

Eclipse Aviation now a 10 year old company announced today that they will be offering the new, ‘V’ tail jet they previewed at Airventure 2007 as the Eclipse 400.  They plan to have the jet in production and make deliveries by 2011. (Read Press Release)

Eclipse has now delivered over 200 of it’s 500 model jet and has back orders for 2,600 more.  They also announced…choose your press release words wisely…”a price change”; translated price increase for that jet bringing the total cost of it up to over $2.15 million.  Ahhh I remember when it was on 837,500 only a few short years ago.  Thanks oil prices for killing the dollar and driving up our prices!  Well the plane is still a great value at it’s new price even when compared to many twin turbo props and considerably better when compared to its other VLJ competitors.