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The Eclipse 400 Private Jet
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19 February 2011

The Eclipse 400 Private Jet is a private jet that was first released as the Eclipse Concept Jet which was thought to be for market research purposes. This jet was shown at the Aircraft Association’s EAA AirVenture show back in 2007 and after several months of research it was considered the right kind of jet for the single engine market. As a result it was renamed as the Eclipse 400.

The Eclipse 400, as mentioned is a single engine jet which is capable of seating four people in style and comfort. The engine that powers the jet is a PW61F which is made by Pratt & Whitney Canada. Pratt & Whitney are well known in the world of aerospace and being masters of production, service and technology.

The Eclipse 400 has a V tailed jet which looks incredibly futuristic and would not be out of place in a sci-fi film. The maximum speed that the jet is said to reach is approximately 380 mph which makes it a speedy and sleek form of transport. In addition to this a single tank of fuel should allow this jet to fly around 1400 miles which makes it ideal for longer journeys as well as shorter ones.

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Company Overview of Aircraft Manufacturers Eclipse Aviation Corporation
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01 June 2010

Company Overview of Aircraft Manufacturers Eclipse Aviation CorporationTechnically, the Eclipse Aviation Corporation no longer exists. In 2009, a group of investors formed to purchase the company’s assets and subsequently named it Eclipse Aerospace. However, the company is in limbo at the moment, and they’re in the process of funding manufacturing and employee hires.

The original company was the manufacturer of the Eclipse 500. This lightweight jet was popular for a while, but obviously not popular enough to carry the company. Back in 1998, Vern Raburn founded the Eclipse Aviation Corporation with the help from his former boss, Bill Gates. Bill became a major shareholder and the company first took off in Scottsdale, Arizona.

While planning for the twin-engine Eclipse 500, the company relocated to Albuquerque and began to manufacture their first prototype of the jet in 2001. The first design concepts were all wrong. The engines being used were not right for the jet’s overall design, and production was scrapped and the team went back to the drawing board.

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