Charter, Buy or Lease an Eclipse 500
The Eclipse 500 is a twin-engine private jet, capable of flying up to six passengers and two crew members in complete comfort. With its short takeoff distance and slow landing speed, the Eclipse 500 can access more than 10,000 airports in the U.S. alone, while featuring a range of 1,125 nautical miles and a top speed of 425 mph.
|Length||33.43 ft||10.19 m|
|Wing Span||37.93 ft||11.56 m|
|Height||10.99 ft||3.35 m|
|Bag. Capacity||15.89 ft³||000.45 m³|
|Length||12.34 ft||3.76 m|
|Width||4.66 ft||1.42 m|
|Height||4.17 ft||1.27 m|
|Area||158.92 ft³||4.50 m³|
|Price - New||2200000.00||1650000.00|
|Price - Used||850000.00||640000.00|
|Hourly Rate||2,200 USD||2,200 EUR|
|IFR Range||1,125 nm||2,084 km|
|Cruise Speed||370 KTAS||687 km/h|
|Certified Ceiling||41,000 ft||12,497 m|
|Rate of Climb||1,044 ft/m||318 m/m|
|Takeoff Distance||2,342 ft||714 m|
|Landing Distance||2,668 ft||813 m|
|Max Takeoff Weight||5,995 lbs||2,719 kg|
|Max Landing Weight||5,600 lbs||2,540 kg|
|Useful Weight||2,200 lbs||998 kg|
|Payload with Full Fuel||514 lbs||233 kg|
More about the Eclipse 500
The Eclipse 500 is a very light jet that feels more like a light jet, without the steeper price tag. Economical, straightforward, and fast, the aircraft is ideal for short to medium range trips with up to six passengers. Among its most impressive traits, the Eclipse 500 has superior fuel economy, runway performance, cost-efficiency, and advanced avionics when compared to light jets. For a very light jet, the Eclipse 500 has relatively high speeds, able to maintain a cruising speed of up to 370 ktas. Its lightweight, aerodynamic frame enables the aircraft to keep up with larger jets despite its smaller engines. Although it may not arrive at its destination quite as quickly as larger, more powerful jets, its operating costs are significantly lower, sometimes resulting in up to 40% less fuel burn. Each of these assets makes the Eclipse 500 one of the most flexible very light jets available on the marketplace and is an efficient solution for nearly any trip within its range. While some travelers are willing to pay more for a larger cabin or longer range, the Eclipse 500 is a very attractive value option.
Key Features of the Eclipse 500
Another notable feature of the Eclipse 500 is its extremely advanced avionics suite. Featuring state-of- the-art Avio NG avionics, the Eclipse 500's cockpit brings "total aircraft integration" to a whole new level. Consolidating virtually all of the aircraft's systems into an elegant yet concise control panel, Eclipse 500 operators will have control over engines, landing gear, fuel systems, electrical systems, navigational instruments, and communications, all within one central management system. The goal of this avionics package is to decrease pilot workload while increasing situational awareness and efficiency. It gives optimal control over each of the vital flight systems without inundating the pilot with unnecessary tasks or information. These innovative digital displays also provide increased visibility in poor weather conditions and take great strides in ensuring maximum safety during flights. In recent years, the Eclipse 500 has proven to be a hugely popular aircraft, selling countless models across the globe. The reasons for this are no mystery however and the Eclipse 500 is sure to continue to be one of the most desirable very light jets on the market.
Capabilities of the Eclipse 500
Although very light jets are not often known for their brawn, the Eclipse 500 is surprisingly powerful for an aircraft in its class. The model utilizes twin Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F engines, which were purposefully designed to be used specifically in very light jets. These lightweight engines provide a surprising 900 pounds of thrust each, giving the Eclipse 500 the power it needs to keep up with larger jets. This power is not just important for speed, but also for the excellent runway performance that Eclipse 500 lists among its principal strengths. Under normal conditions at sea level, the aircraft requires just 2,342 feet of runway space to take off. This allows the aircraft to effectively takeoff at virtually any airport, which is a luxury not many aircraft can afford. With access to smaller airports, the Eclipse 500 has nearly limitless options when landing as close as possible to the final destination is necessary. This flexibility complements the Eclipse 500's already efficient package, saving valuable time and money for its passengers.
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