Eclipse 500

ICAO aircraft code EA50
Manufacturer Eclipse Aviation
Country United States
New price USD 2.49 million (2018)

The Eclipse 500 is a marketing name for the Eclipse Aerospace EA500, a small six-seat American business jet aircraft originally manufactured by Eclipse Aviation and later upgraded and sold by Eclipse Aerospace.
The Eclipse 500 became the first of a new class of Very Light Jets when it was delivered in late 2006.

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Eclipse 500 Specifications

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General

ICAO aircraft code
EA50
Manufacturer
Eclipse Aviation
Manufactured
2006 - 2008
Country
United States
New purchase price
USD 2.49 million (2018)

Aircraft performance

Avionics:
Avio Next Generation
Engine:
2x Pratt & Whitney PW610F turbofan
Jet
Power:
900 pound-force
Max Cruise Speed:
370 Kts
685 Km/h
Approach Speed (Vref):
69 Kts
Travel range:
1,125 Nm
2,084 Kilometers
Fuel Economy:
10.54 Nm / gallon
5.157 Km / liter
Service Ceiling:
41,000 feet
Rate of Climb:
3314 feet / minute
16.84meter / second
Take Off Distance:
715 meter - 2,345.77 feet
Landing Distance:
686 meter - 2,250.63 feet

Weight & dimensions

Max Take Off Weight:
2,612 Kg
5,758 lbs
Max Landing Weight:
2,456 Kg
5,414 lbs
Max Payload:
1,027 Kg
2,264 lbs
Fuel Tank Capacity:
185 gallon
700 liter
Baggage Volume:
0.45 m3 / 16 ft3

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About the Eclipse 500

The Eclipse 500 is a marketing name for the Eclipse Aerospace EA500, a small six-seat American business jet aircraft originally manufactured by Eclipse Aviation and later upgraded and sold by Eclipse Aerospace.

The Eclipse 500 became the first of a new class of Very Light Jets when it was delivered in late 2006. The aircraft is powered by two lightweight Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines in aft fuselage-mounted nacelles.

Production of the Eclipse 500 was halted in October 2008 due to lack of funding and the company entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy on 25 November 2008. The company then entered Chapter 7 liquidation on 24 February 2009. After a lengthy Chapter 7 procedure, Eclipse Aerospace was confirmed as the new owner of the assets from former Eclipse Aviation on 20 August 2009 and opened for business on 1 September 2009. In October 2011 Eclipse Aerospace announced a new version of the aircraft, the Eclipse 550, which replaced the 500 in production, with deliveries starting in 2013.

In April 2015 Eclipse Aerospace was merged with Kestrel Aircraft to form One Aviation, which entered Chapter 7 bankruptcy in February 2021.

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