Eclipse 550

Eclipse Aircraft for sale on BusinessJet.com

The Eclipse 550 is a proposed development version of the Eclipse 500 to be built by Eclipse Aerospace. Like the 500, the 550 will be a low-wing, six seat, twin jet-engined aircraft.

The aircraft was announced at the National Business Aviation Association convention in Las Vegas, Nevada in October 2011, with deliveries expected to commence in 2013

The 550 is being developed from the earlier Eclipse 500, enabled by Sikorsky Aircraft’s investment in Eclipse Aerospace in 2010. It will incorporate an improved avionics package, autothrottles, synthetic vision and enhanced vision systems.

Wing, fuselage and tail component manufacture is initially planned for Sikorsky’s PZL plant in Poland, with final assembly carried out by Eclipse Aerospace at their Albuquerque, New Mexico plant.

The initial price is expected to be US$2.695M and production is intended to be 50-100 aircraft per year.



Specifications – Eclipse 550

General characteristics

Performance
Cruise speed: 425 mph (369 kn; 684 km/h)
Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,497 m)

Avionics

Autothrottles
Automatic Direction Finder (ADF)
Avio dual Integrated Flight Management Systems
Distance Measuring Equipment (DME)
Enhanced vision system
Radar Altimeter
Stormscope
Synthetic vision
Terrain awareness and warning system
Traffic collision avoidance system
Weather radar

 

Eclipse 550 Engine:   The Eclipse 550 engine will be the same as the Eclipse 500 very light jet; the Pratt & Whitney PW610F turbofan. Each Eclipse 550 engine will provide at 900 pounds (lbs) of trust for a total of 1,800 pounds (lbs) trust for both Eclipse 550 Engines. The Eclipse 550 engine will have the automatic power reserve feature that allows one engine to have increased thrust in case one engine goes out during takeoff.   Eclipse 550 Price:   Eclipse Aerospace has set the Eclipse 550 price at $2,695,000 USD for the base Eclipse 550 price. Eclipse Aerospace is now accepting orders and will allow the introductory purchasers to get an Eclipse 500 price contract without CPI added and over $120,000 in optional equipment at no extra cost.   Eclipse 550 Interior:   The Eclipse 550 interior will be upgraded with new seats from the original Eclipse 500. The Eclipse 550 Interior dimensions will remain the same as the Eclipse 550 will be based on the Eclipse 500.   Eclipse 550 Cockpit – Flight Deck   The Eclipse 550 Cockpit will be updated with newer avionics. Overall the look of the Eclipse 550 flight deck will remain the same as the Eclipse 500 Cockpit, with the same type of LCD screens and flight controls.   Eclipse 550 Specifications:   The Eclipse 550 Specifications will remain the same as the current Eclipse 500 aircraft. To see the Eclipse 550 Specifications visit our Eclipse 500 Specifications page. A Eclipse 550 Specifications page will be created on Sun Airlines shortly.   Eclipse 550 Dimensions:   Since the Eclipse 550 is the same as the Eclipse 500, the Eclipse 550 Dimensions will also remain the same as the Eclipse 500 Dimensions.   Eclipse 550 For Sale:   Eclipse Aerospace is currently open to orders for the Eclipse 550 for sale. Currently early customers of the Eclipse 550 for sale will get special introductory pricing with no CPI added and over $120,000 USD in optional upgrades. The Eclipse 550 price for the Eclipse 550 for sale is $2,695,000 USD base price. Eclipse 550 For Sale Deliveries will begin in 2013, when production will begin.   Eclipse 550 Performance:   The Eclipse 550 Performance will also remain the same as the Eclipse 500 very light jet. The Eclipse 550 will be certified to fly up to 41,000 feet (ft) (FL410) and fly at 425 mph. To learn more about the Eclipse 550 Performance visit our Eclipse 500 Perfomance page. A Eclipse 550 Performance page specifically for the Eclipse 550 will be created shortly.   Eclipse 550 Operating Cost:   The Eclipse 550 Operating Cost will be just like the Eclipse 500 Operating Cost because it is essentially the same aircraft. Expect the Eclipse 550 Operating Cost to be slightly better on the maintenance side because it’s a newer aircraft. The Eclipse 550 fuel consumption or Eclipse 550 fuel burn will be better than some Eclipse 500s because the aircraft will be certified from production to 41,000 feet (FL410) and Eclipse 500s that have yet to get the upgrades to FL410 will have higher fuel burn. To get an overview of the Eclipse 550 operating cost visit our Eclipse 500 Operating Cost page. Overall the Eclipse 550 operating cost will likley be the lowest out of any production jet in the market.   Eclipse 550 Range:   The Eclipse 550 Range will be exactly the same as the current Eclipse 500 Range. The Eclipse 550 range is 1,125 nautical miles (nm) or 1,295 statute miles (sm) with NBAA IFR 100 nm alternate airport reserves.   To view the full details on the Eclipse 550 Range visit the Eclipse 500 Range page on our site.   Eclipse 550 Type Rating:   The Eclipse 550 type rating will be offered by Simcom in partner ship with Eclipse Aerospace. The course will likely be very similar to the Eclipse 500 Type Rating. Visit the Eclipse 500 Type Rating page to get an overview of the Eclipse 550 Type Rating. Eclipse 550 training will be likely offered by Simcom and other training companies.   Sun Airlines will be adding individual pages for the above topics about the Eclipse 550 very light jet from Eclipse Aerospace. Also we will be adding more information on the Eclipse 550 aircraft as it becomes available. Congratulations to Eclipse for bringing the Eclipse 500 back to production.

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