First Certification for VLJs


#1

The Eclipse E500 became the first “Very Light Jet” to achieve a provisional certification. Here’s the story:

cnn.com/2006/TECH/biztech/07 … index.html


#2

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.


#3

The eclipse won’t be completely certified for use in part 135 operations until at least March.


#4

A real milestone for their company, the industry, and aviation!


#5

And the Eclipse 500 has made into the official FAA aircraft identifiers as EA50.


#6

Wasn’t sure where to post this, this topic seems best, even though there is an “aviation blogs” topic.
An interesting Anti-Eclipse blog:
http://eclipseaviationcritic.blogspot.com