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Eclipse 500

Eclipse Aviation Eclipse EA-500 N514EA  Private

The Eclipse 500 is a small six-seat business jet aircraft manufactured by Eclipse Aviation. Eclipse 500 became the first of a new class of Very Light Jet.

  • Role: very light jet (VLJ) class business jet
  • National origin: United States of America
  • Manufacturer: Eclipse Aviation
  • First flight: August 26, 2002
  • Introduction: December 31, 2006
  • Status: Production Halted, In service
  • Produced: January 2001- November 2008
  • Number built: 260

Specifications

General characteristics

  • Crew: one or two pilots
  • Capacity: 4 to 5 passengers
  • Length: 33 ft 1 in (10.1 m)
  • Wingspan: 37 ft 3 in (11.4 m)
  • Height: 11 ft 0 in (3.4 m)
  • Empty weight: 3,550 lb (1,610 kg)
  • Loaded weight: 5,520 lb (2,504 kg)
  • Useful load: 2,400 lb (1,089 kg)
  • Max. takeoff weight: 5,950 lb (2,699 kg)
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines, 900 lbf (4 kN flat-rated to > ISA+10C) each

Performance

  • Maximum speed: 370 knots (425 mph, 685 km/h)
  • Stall speed: 69 knots (79 mph, 128 km/h) in landing configuration
  • Range: 1,125 nmi (IFR with 45 min NBAA reserve) (1,295 mi, 2,084 km)
  • Service ceiling: 41,000 ft (12,500 m)
  • Rate of climb: 3,424 ft / min (1,044 m / min)
  • Takeoff distance: 2,345 ft (715 m)
  • Landing distance: 2,250 ft (686 m)

Avionics

  • Avio Next Generation (aka Avio NG)
  • Displays: Two 768 x 1024 resolution PFDs and one 1440 x 900 resolution MFD