Eclipse Aviation Unveils Aircraft Interiors And Furnishing
Attempting to set the
style and comfort standard for the new generation of very light
jets (VLJ), Eclipse Aviation announced interior designs and
optional furnishings for the Eclipse 500 that reflect the company's
unmatched ability to deliver personal aircraft to suit owners'
needs from practical to luxury, all at a breakthrough price.
"To define a new value proposition in private jet travel, we are
transforming every piece of the customer value chain," said Vern
Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation. "We have
collaborated with internationally-renowned design and innovation
firms IDEO and BMW Group DesignworksUSA, to offer a suite of
beautiful, functional Eclipse 500 interiors with the fit, finish
and attention-to-detail that characterize the world's finest
automobiles - all at an unprecedented low cost."
The Eclipse 500 interior is available in four color schemes,
designed by BMW Group DesignworksUSA exclusively for Eclipse:
- Diablo - The
Diablo interior features a black and tan color
palette, echoing the soft, saddle-tan look of bridle leather.
- Sahara - The Sahara palette combines cream
color seats offset by
khaki-tan carpet and sidewalls, evoking the subtle beauty of the
- Slate - The Slate interior's cool tones create
a sense of peace
and tranquility. Light-gray seats complement rich, blue-gray carpet
and sidewalls - with regal, navy blue trim garnished liberally
- Cayenne - The Cayenne interior features taupe
seats with bold,
dark-red inserts and piping, handsomely punctuated by red-taupe
carpet and taupe sidewalls. Cayenne is available exclusively in the
optional LX Edition interior.
The Eclipse 500 interiors are offered in two stylish editions,
the Standard Edition and the optional LX Edition. Both are
extremely well appointed, featuring luxuries such as two-zone air
conditioning, all-LED lighting and pleated window shades. The
Standard Edition Eclipse 500 features durable nylon carpet;
scuff-resistant laminate lower sidewall panels and baggage
compartment bulkhead; and basic soundproofing insulation. The LED
lighting includes individual reading lights, a baggage compartment
light, a cockpit dome light and upper accent wash lighting. One
work/dining table with cup holder is included.
The LX Edition features upgrades including all leather seats
with lumbar support, sheepskin inserts for cockpit seats, wool
carpet, whisper-quiet soundproofing, AC power outlets, adjustable
sun visors, cockpit/cabin privacy curtain, wood accent strips,
additional lighting, and exclusive striping schemes. Three upgraded
work/dining tables with cup holders, featuring leather inserts and
wood trim, are also included.
A variety of striping schemes, created by Scheme Designers of
NJ, are available to complement each of the Standard and LX Edition
Eclipse has created a number of additional interior options to
complement the Standard Edition and LX Edition Eclipse 500
- Entertainment System: For the owner who wishes
to enjoy audio entertainment while traveling, the Entertainment
System includes CD changer/ MP3 player, satellite radio receiver
and all the accessories needed for cabin and cockpit audio.
- Lavatory Package: The Lavatory Package
features electric flushing remove-to-service toilet, cabinet with
dedicated storage for toiletries and a stowable privacy curtain. It
is easily installed and removed from the location for the Sixth
- Sixth Seat: For maximum seating capability, a
sixth forward-facing seat for the left-hand aft passenger cabin is
available for both Standard Edition and LX Edition interiors.
- Refreshment Center: The refreshment center may
be installed in-lieu of the sixth passenger seat or lavatory and
provides sufficient capacity for both cold and hot beverages as
well as snacks.
- Metal Plating (available with LX Edition
only): To enhance the visual appeal of the cabin and allow
operators to further differentiate their aircraft, upgraded metal
plating treatment will be available for metal details ranging from
air gaspers to door handles.
- Blue Backlit Instrument Panel: Contemporary
blue backlit panels are available for the cockpit as a replacement
for the standard white backlighting.
- Whisper-Quiet Soundproofing: Included in the
LX Edition, Whisper-Quiet Soundproofing may be purchased separately
for Standard Edition interiors.
- Adjustable Sun Visors: Included in the LX
Edition, fully-adjustable, translucent Sun Visors may be purchased
separately for Standard Edition interiors.
- Ashtrays: Ashtray inserts for the cabin and
cockpit cup holders are available.
Eclipse also recently partnered with aircraft interior design
leader C&D Aerospace for production of the aircraft interiors.
C&D will leverage its years of commercial aviation experience
to help Eclipse set new standards for interior price, weight, and
performance. Specifically, Eclipse and C&D will create an
ultra-light luxury interior that will install at unprecedented
speeds. The design features a small number of fully equipped
upholstery subassemblies that are easy to install and the interior
is assembled through a strategic sequence that significantly
reduces overall installation time. In service removal, maintenance
and replacement will be straightforward and inexpensive.
Eclipse also recently signed a long-term contract with Seamech
International, which will design and manufacture the Eclipse 500
cabin and crew seats.