Eclipse Aviation Launches New Single-Engine Jet

June 3, 2008 by  
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The single-jet market got even larger recently when Eclipse Aviation announced plans to bring the new Eclipse 400 single-engine jet to market. Despite heavy competition, the aircraft is still turning heads. It is a production version of the Eclipse Concept Jet that was displayed at EAA AirVenture last year. There is a lot more to this little jet than meets the eye and those acquainted with the data are eager to see this aircraft take to the skies.

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A Look at the Embraer Phenom 100

March 19, 2008 by  
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Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer is set to challenge an increasingly crowded marketplace with its Very Light Jet (VLJ), the Embraer Phenom 100. It is anticipated that the availability of the Phenom 100 in mid-2008 will open up the convenience of luxury private jet ownership to a broader customer base.

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Is 2007 the Year of the Very Light Jet?

January 29, 2007 by  
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Several airplane manufacturers are expanding into the very light jet category, a type of plane that requires only one pilot and can transport between three and nine passengers. Even more companies are sitting on the fence without yet committing or walking away from the prospect of joining their competitors. Their wait-and-see attitude may be short-lived.

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Honda Will Produce New Light Jet by 2010

November 10, 2006 by  
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Honda is now selling the HondaJet, their new experimental very light jet that the company says will roll off the production line beginning in 2010. The price for a standard HondaJet model will be $3.65 million. Honda has also applied for FAA production and type certification. Once they’ve gained FAA approval and have reached maximum production levels, Honda expects to manufacture 70 HondaJets per year.

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FAA Approves World’s First Light Jet

September 29, 2006 by  
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The FAA has given the world’s first very light jet (VLJ) certification to Eclipse Aviation’s Eclipse 500. The aircraft company made the announcement at this year’s EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh. Eclipse expects full type certification of the 500 by August 30th, after which it can begin fulfilling existing customer orders. The company anticipates delivering more than 50 of the new aircraft before the end of 2006.

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