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Eclipse 500

Old 18th Jul 2007, 11:25
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Eclipse 500

Anybody know of a Eclipse 500 VLJ in service in Europe or maybe could be seen at an airshow ?
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Old 18th Jul 2007, 12:07
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None operating in Europe yet, nasty little thing was at EBACE though,
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Old 18th Jul 2007, 13:03
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Thanks TMAB
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Old 19th Jul 2007, 08:13
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Saw one at Biggin Hill last month!

Tiny little thing...
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 16:13
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Hi there,

As far as i know, unless they get the plane certified by easa, nobody can operate them in europe. Easa certification has been delayed to early 2008, provably because of this problem(published by easa this summer):

'The Eclipse 500 has an unusual design feature with respect to engine control. The engines FADECís are electrically powered by the aircraft electrical system instead of a dedicated and independent electrical source on each engine. This means that in case of total electrical failure the engines will maintain the power setting that was present at the moment of the failure. This failure also leads to the loss of shut-off capability'

Lots of european orders for the aircraft though (mostly air taxi operators), so hopefuly, they will fix this issue soon.
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 16:35
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privately at least one i know of.... N reg - interesting article in FI today re TAG and management - flawed of course but good concept...lol
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Old 20th Nov 2007, 22:47
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search google on "eclipse aviation critic" to find some intersting questions being asked about the aircraft
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Old 21st Nov 2007, 10:55
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Eclipse 500

N500UK Based Blackpool arrived yesterday

first i belive

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Old 21st Nov 2007, 12:55
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Will this become M-ANXI?
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