The Eclipse E500 became the first “Very Light Jet” to achieve a provisional certification. Here’s the story:
Good for them! (sincere, not sarcasm…well…maybe a little sarcasm)
The last update Eclipse gave it’s customers wasn’t as hopeful.
Provisional certificate only for now, but the Day/Night VFR/IFR single pilot and RVSM certificates by the end of August.
Wonder how long before deliveries. They have to really ramp up production if they’re going to fill even a few percent of the orders in the coming months.
The eclipse won’t be completely certified for use in part 135 operations until at least March.
A real milestone for their company, the industry, and aviation!
And the Eclipse 500 has made into the official FAA aircraft identifiers as EA50.