Posts Tagged ‘eclipse jet’

FAA Bulletin on Wing and Fuselage Attach Fittings for Eclipse Jet

Friday, May 11th, 2012

This Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin (SAIB) CE-12-30 informs registered owners/operators of all Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. EA500 model series aircraft (under Type Certificate Data Sheet A00002AC) of an airworthiness concern. Specifically, this SAIB provides guidance for inspection of the wing main spar and mating fuselage attach lugs for corrosion.

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AD for Eclipse Jet

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

AD 2010-20-24 on Eclipse Jet EA500

SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for the
products listed above. This AD requires incorporating changes to the
electronic flight information system and the airplane flight manuals. This
AD was prompted by reports of uncommanded changes to the communications
radio frequency, altitude preselect, and/or transponder codes.

The FAA is issuing this AD to correct faulty integration of hardware and
software, which could result in unannunciated, uncommanded changes in
communications radio frequency, transponder codes, and altitude preselect
settings. These uncommanded changes could result in loss of communication
with air traffic control due to improper communications frequency, autopilot
level off at the incorrect altitude, or air traffic control loss of proper
tracking of the aircraft.

This AD is effective November 9, 2010.

Click Link to full AD below for more information

pdf icon2010-20-24.pdf

SimCom Recives FAA approval on Eclipse Trainer

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

Eclipse Aerospace, in conjunction with SimCom Training Centers, announced yesterday that the FAA has awarded Level D certification of the EA500 full motion simulators located in Orlando, Fla.

SimCom and Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. initially announced the strategic partnership to provide pilot training for EA500 owners and operators earlier in the year. The agreement established SimCom as the exclusive provider of factory authorized simulator based training for Eclipse.

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Ecplise is back or is it? When?

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

I must say it was Airventure 1998 and the new 6 seat jet for $835,000 was announced.  I was flying high in business, the dotcom boom was in full swing and everyone was ready to buy.  Well the eclipse did get built, props to Van Rayburn for getting it done.  Unfortunately like much of the rest of our current economic melt down, Eclipse felt the pressure of not only the economy, but some things done wrong compounding their situation.

I must say it was a sad day for me when I realize that my best hope for a ‘personal’ jet died the day Eclipse when into liquidation, but according to a recent article in AviationWeek my hope to someday own and fly an eclipse jet may be back on the horizon!

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Me with Pre-Production Eclipse July 2006

Above is me at Mineral Wells Airport with an Eclipse Undergoing Autopilot testing pre-certification.