FAA production certificate issued to Eclipse Aerospace for parts


WASHINGTON, 13 June 2012. Maker of very light jets (VLJs) Eclipse Aerospace began production of the new Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. An FAA representative reveals that the production certificate issued to Eclipse Aerospace is for parts only, not for a complete 550 aircraft.

“Although EAI does not hold a production certificate to manufacture a complete aircraft, as the holder of the type certificate for the EA500, they have been authorized by the FAA to produce aircraft under that type certificate with the FAA performing inspections for ‘each aircraft produced,’” says the FAA representative. “Assuming EAI works towards acquiring a production certificate to manufacture complete aircraft with less FAA oversight, we will work with the company to evaluate and validate the manufacturing process and conduct all the inspections necessary before determining if a production certificate to manufacture a complete aircraft can be issued.”

Eclipse is hiring production personnel; find out more at http://eclipseaerospace.net/550.php.

To read the Eclipse 550 news, visit http://www.avionics-intelligence.com/articles/2012/06/eclipse-550.html.

For more on the FAA, visit http://www.faa.gov.   

Get the Intelligent Inbox Bi-weekly Newsletter Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest information on:

  • Comercial Aviation
  • Avionics

Related Products

General Micro "Horizon" C299

The C299 Horizon is a third generation, 6U cPCI SBC module based on GMS’ upgradable CPU...

General Micro "Atom" XPC40X Rugged, Ultra-Small, Ultra-Low-Power Intel Atom™ CPU SBC

The XPC40X Atom is a rugged, low cost, ultra-low power, lightweight, Atom™ based comput...

General Micro's VS295 Eclipse

The VS295 Eclipse is fifth generation, VME SBC module based on GMS, upgradable CPU tech...

Related Companies

Innovative Integration

  Since 1988, Innovative Integration has grown to become one of the world's leading supplier...

General Micro Systems Inc

Since 1979, General Micro Systems has been providing the most diverse line of single-board comput...

Elma Electronic Inc

Who we are...   About Elma Electronic Systems   The Systems division of Elma Electron...
Wire News provided by   


Press Releases

Model INCX-4001

The INCX-4001 consists of a high quality audio transceiver specifically designed to implement a comple...

Model PS-1210

The PS-1210 is a 1A, 12VDC stand-alone or rack mountable non-switcher (no RF noise) power supply.

Model OS-3121

Optical switches are utilized to disconnect, bypass and reroute fiber optic communications. All of th...

Most Popular Articles

All Access Sponsors

Follow Us On...

Our Tweets from AUVSI 2015