About Eclipse Aerospace

Who We Are

It started as an exercise in innovation, a progressive idea that would transform aviation: let’s build a jet that fits the budget and typical mission profiles of a larger audience of owners and pilots. Let’s invent a new class of aircraft that is safe and efficient while still being extremely fast and comfortable. We pioneered a new field of aviation; we invented the personal jet.

The journey from idea to flying machine teemed with obstacles and our engineers looked upon them as opportunities for invention. There were miscalculations and missed goals. But at the end of the first decade, from blank piece of paper to a fully functional factory, there were 260 Eclipse Jets in the sky, reshaping business travel; redefining business aviation.

Over the course of the next year, the Eclipse Jet would move from the forefront of the aviation world to becoming a product without a home. With the bottom falling out the financial markets, the wind fell from the wings of Eclipse the company. But never was a wisp taken from the under the wings of the Eclipse product. The Eclipse Jet held its place as a wonder of invention. And as quickly as Eclipse went under, it rose again.

Four years ago, a new leadership team took over the development of the Eclipse Jet. In four years, every tool has been reexamined, every process thought through anew, every idea reimagined. The Eclipse Jet, always a marvel of efficiency, now the most technologically advanced jet in production today, possesses features only found on high-end GA, commercial, and military aircraft, features that decrease pilot workload and increase overall safety of flight.

Eclipse Aerospace is proud to introduce the Eclipse 550 Jet, the redesigned, reengineered twin-engine aircraft from the company that continues to build the world’s only personal jet. The Eclipse 550 has the high-tech features of aircraft costing millions more but is built using innovative techniques that drive quality up and manufacturing costs down. Complete with the all new, fully integrated Avio Flight Management System with XM weather, Synthetic Vision, Enhanced Vision, Auto Throttles, a plush cabin with standard leather seating and superior insulation for a quiet, relaxing ride, and a range of 1,125 nautical miles, the Eclipse Jet is defined by safety, comfort, and convenience.

Not only less expensive than any other twin-engine jet to buy, the fuel-efficient Eclipse 550 is also the least expensive twin-engine jet to own and operate ($1.68 / nm DOC). The Eclipse 550 puts the practical benefits and sheer exhilaration of jet aviation within the means of more people and companies than ever before.

Eclipse Leadership

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Mason Holland
CEO / Chairman of the Board

Mike Press
Executive Vice President

Ken Ross
President Global Services & Support

Edward Lundeen
Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Cary Winter
SVP Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technical Operations

Eclipse Board of Directors

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Mason Holland

Mike Press

Ken Ross

Ekim Alptekin

Alfred Mann

James Clutter

Edward Beyer

Carey Bond

Shane Eddy

Al Altieri

Eclipse Partners

First Eclipse 550 Delivered

Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce the first customer delivery of an Eclipse 550 Twin-Engine Jet in Albuquerque, N.M. following Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification.

Auto Throttle, Anti-Skid Brakes Receive FAA Supplemental Type Certification

EAI is proud to announce receipt of Supplemental Type Certification for both the Auto Throttle and Anti-Skid Brake (ASB) systems for the Eclipse 550. The Auto Throttle is a first for FAR Part 23 aircraft. The lightweight ASB system is the only ASB in general aviation that does not require a complex aircraft hydraulic system, thereby reducing maintenance and allowing for simple operation with very few components.

Check out the QRA App

The Eclipse Quick Reference Application is an advanced interactive version of the Eclipse Quick Reference Handbook, allowing for flight planning, access to checklists, a full digital version of the Eclipse AFM, and much more.