Fri, May 02, 2008
Approved In India, Australia; EASA Approval 'On Track For This
Eclipse Aviation announced Thursday the company has made strides
towards expanding its global reach. The Albuquerque, NM-based
planemaker told ANN it has received certification to register and
operate the Eclipse 500 in India and Australia... and anticipates
receipt of EASA certification later this year.
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) in India granted
the first foreign country Eclipse 500 certification on April 7, and
the Civil Aviation Safety Agency (CASA) in Australia approved the
Eclipse 500 on April 22. The certifications mark the first foreign
aviation entities to approve the Eclipse 500, and allows customers
to register and operate their Eclipse jets in those two
"These accomplishments mark the first of many worldwide Eclipse
500 certifications," said Vern Raburn, Eclipse Aviation president
and CEO. "We are experiencing a tremendous amount of interest for
the Eclipse 500 outside of the United States, and these
certifications in India and Australia position us to meet the
strong demand for this innovative aircraft in these countries."
Certification in India and Australia grants Eclipse approval to
export aircraft, receive Eclipse 500 certificates of airworthiness,
and list the Eclipse 500 on the registry in these countries.
When asked by ANN to comment on the status of European Aviation
Safety Agency (EASA) certification, a company spokesperson said
Eclipse was "on track for this summer."
EASA certification is necessary for the aircraft to be
registered in the European Union, and for European air taxi
companies to operate the plane on revenue flights.
First Flight 'Exceeds Expectations' It's been a long time since we could announce the first flight of a new production aircraft... but we'll take whatever progress we can find... a>[...]
Also: Hadfield Retires, Dornier Do 17, Chinook Contract, Boeing Forecast, Wright Memorial We can't say that this was unexpected but EAA has confirmed that it has entered, reluctant>[...]
Avidyne User Community Increasingly Vocal About Legal Concerns Over Warranty Indemnifications It was presented as a bargain to certain Avidyne avionics product owners who wanted to>[...]
"The aviation community can expect much more of the same... and while many events will be able to 'punt' and do what they need to do without the 'assistance' of the FAA; those even>[...]
Another Sign Of The Times Casts Dark Shadow Over GA If there was ever any question as to who worked for who in terms of the FAA v The Aviation World, that time seems to have come a>[...]