The Racy ECJ Gets A 'Go" For Production!
As part of Aero-TV's attendance at Eclipse Aviation's annual
'E-rrival' (profiled in our recent E-rrival Overview story), we
were privileged to cover some good news in the form of Eclipse
Aviation's announcement and comittment to future certification and
production of the single-engine ECJ/Eclipse 400.
Raburn told ANN that he was "thrilled" to have the opportunity
to introduce a new aircraft to the Eclipse Aviation family –
the Eclipse 400 single-engine jet, the production version of the
Eclipse Concept Jet (ECJ), which was first revealed at EAA
AirVenture 2007 and profiled exclusively by Aero-TV.
After completing 10 months of extensive research on the ECJ,
Eclipse claimed that they were "confident this is the perfect
aircraft for the emerging single-engine jet market. As many of you
have experienced firsthand, this jet inspires people. It
immediately captures their imaginations, and when they look a
little closer and begin to grasp the level of performance and value
it delivers – they are truly blown away."
Previous Eclipse customers were the first allowed to place
deposits on the 1.35 million dollar Eclipse 400. Public deposits
will be accepted starting at EAA AirVenture 2008.
The Eclipse 400 will be powered by a Pratt & Whitney Canada
PW615F engine. At an estimated 330 knots, it will use less than one
pound of fuel per nautical mile — making it the world’s
most fuel-efficient jet aircraft. It seats four and cruises at
41,000 feet, nearly four miles above its closest competition. It
will also feature the most sophisticated flight deck and complete
aircraft integration available in general aviation. The Eclipse 400
is priced at $1.35 million in June 2008 economics, and Eclipse
hopes to start delivering Eclipse 400 jets in the 4th Quarter of
Let's Check Out The ALL-NEW
Eclipse 400 With Aero-TV!
About Aero-TV: It's DEFINITELY Show
OK, folks, here we go... we are NOW initiating the first
feature programming series for Aero-TV... we're going to take it
slow, but we're also going to try and be steady about this. DO
UNDERSTAND that this is the most complex media program we've ever
undertaken and what you're seeing is just the tip of the iceberg...
but from here on out, we will be doing our best to educate,
inform, and entertain YOU about all aspects of the exciting worlds
of aviation and aerospace.
If you've been an observer of the media and associated media
industries over the last few years, it's not hard to mistake the
fact that a massive revolution is taking place. Old sources for
news and information are falling by the wayside, having to change
their modus operandi or risk obsolescence (or extinction).
Electronic media and print media are both under the assault of
progress, and the online world has been a cornerstone for
We've been ready to go for a while, but to be honest, there's so
much more to this program than we've alluded to, and so we've been
building and planning a massive new organization within ANN. That
said, we're hiring talented new people as
fast as we can find them (a far more difficult
task than we had imagined -- REALLY good people are hard to find),
and we're brainstorming at speeds that would make a deorbiting
Space Shuttle feel like a slug. Suffice it to say that we wanted to
do this right, rather than right-now, and that the development of
this program has been the most carefully pursued undertaking we've
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complete feature shown above is embedded in this
story, with most of the slick and useful functionality
otherwise available on the main Aero-TV site (which will be
upgraded aggressively over the next few weeks). The ability to
embed a video on another web page is but one of the hundreds
of amazing little features that we've worked hard on, for many
months now, to implement in different phases of the initial
release of Aero-TV. It is, BY NO MEANS, the only way to enjoy
unaltered Aero-TV programming on other parts of the web... as we
have extensive plans for future functionality, but this
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Feature program to embed it on a different web site, though we
must note that we reserve the right to forbid such use for those
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Webmasters or Administrators of well-trafficked aviation or
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Aero-TV Presents An EXTENSIVE Look At All The
Wonders of the 2008 AEA Convention, Takes A FLIGHT Under GARMIN SVT
Guidance and Comes Away Amazed!, And Takes A GOOD Look At
Honeywell's KFD840 and KNS770!, Checking Out the Cirrus SR20,
Seeing What It Takes to "Compete" As An AMT, Looks At The FAA
FAASTeam Program, Updates On The Garmin 495, Flying The Piper
Matrix, Hears What's Hot At Blue Mountain Avionics, Gets Some
GREAT Rotax Lessons, Gets Updated On ALL Things Lopresti, Has A FUN
Chat With Corkey Fornof, Sees What Happens When AMTs Compete,
Checks Out The Latest in Life-Raft Technologies, Checks Out
More "HIGH" Tech at I/ITSEC 2007, Hears From AOPA On Critical
Aviation Issues, Spills Some Juicy (and HIGHLY Detailed) Cirrus G3
Info, Scores A BUNCH of LSA Reports, and SO MUCH
MORE!!!!! Do NOT Miss Them!