The Eclipse 550 will allow you to live the jet life. Travel in style, build your business, live your life.
The 41,000 Foot View
The Dual Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) on the Eclipse 550 is an incredibly advanced system whose purpose is simple: make piloting the Eclipse Jet safe and easy. By reducing the number of switches and dials in the cockpit and creating an easy-to-use synoptic page for each aircraft system, the design team at Eclipse has simplified the act of flying by producing pilot controls that are more intuitive.
FRICTION STIR WELDING
Eclipse Aerospace pioneered the use of friction stir welding (FSW) in aircraft structures, using it extensively in the primary structure of the Eclipse Jet since receiving FAA approval in 2002. At 20 inches per minute, friction stir welding is approximately 10 times faster than manual riveting and provides a continuous join for improved structural rigidity. Friction stir welding patterns are computer-controlled to ensure accuracy, virtually eliminating time-consuming rework. The resulting airframe structures are stronger and lighter than those built using traditional processes. This is one of the key processes that allows the Eclipse Jet to be the most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet on the planet.
The Anti-Skid Brake system in the Eclipse 550 allows for maximum braking energy and skid control. Testing has shown the Anti-Skid Braking system to stop an aircraft at normal landing speeds in approximately 700 feet. The fact that this system is electronically controlled translates into savings in both operational costs and overall aircraft weight when compared to other systems.