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Jet Eclipse 500
Jet Eclipse 500. Photo. Salon. Characteristics.

Jet Eclipse 500


Six-small business jet Eclipse 500 (EA500) is a further development of the pilot WilliamsVJetII, built and designed in 1997 year by "Scaled Composites" by order of "WilliamsInternational" for testing new TRDDFJX2. The plane with the new engine made its first flight in 1997 year's air show Experimental Aviation Association (Oshkosh.). The aircraft, equipped with a V-tail and forward-swept wing was completely made of composite materials. The new machine ultimately caused so much interest that the implementation of promising programs 1998 year the company was founded "Eclipse Aviation".


Jet Eclipse 500 photo salon

Jet Eclipse 500 photo salon


As a result of the fuselage was redesigned, which is why it has become an all-metal; It was mounted tail T-tail and a straight wing. In the process of production of the fuselage were able to introduce the latest technology, it maximally automated. Eclipse500 designed for two engines WilliamsInternationalEJ22 (serial version TRDDFJ22 / FJX-2), but its flight data (first flight - 26.08.2002) were in such a poor, prompting the installation of two engines on a plane PW610F. The prototype with the Pratt & Whitney engines made its first flight 31.12.2004.

On Eclipse500 aircraft type certificate obtained 27.07.2006, after the certification of the engine PW610F. Full certification of the aircraft has not passed since the tanks at the wing tips, which are made of composites do not guarantee safety in the event of a lightning strike on the plane. "Eclipse" made new tanks made of aluminum and provided training to the mass production of the aircraft.


Jet Eclipse 500 cockpit

Jet Eclipse 500 cockpit


However, the drag of the fuselage was more calculated, because the firm "Eclipse" is planning to upgrade the design to increase the range and speed. Refinement applies to all aircraft, including previously built. "Eclipse" announced plans to receive orders for more than 2500 aircraft and expects to deliver ten cars at the end of 2006, 2008 and on a daily basis to produce four aircraft. In reality, the end of 2006 got to put only one Eclipse500, and in the middle 2008 edition of discontinued due to lack of finances. In November 2008 "Eclipse" declared bankrupt in February 2009 eliminated. In September 2009 owners of "Eclipse" organized group EAI, which is engaged in technical support aircraft delivered earlier Eclipse500, the resumption of mass production is not excluded.


The characteristics of the aircraft Eclipse 500:


  • Range: 2048km

  • Cruising speed: 685km / hour

  • The highest altitude: 12497m

  • The highest take-off weight: 2719kg

  • The greatest number of passengers: 3-6

  • interior length: 3.76m

  • The width of the passenger compartment: 1.42m

  • Cabin height: 1.31m

  • The volume of the passenger compartment: 4.50kub.m

  • Length: 10.20m

  • Height: 3.40m

  • Wingspan: 11.60m


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