sccutler
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Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:30 pm

The new Eclipse Jet has flown; they have some nice video on their web site.

http://www.eclipseaviation.com

...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
SailorOrion
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RE: Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:21 pm

This is a very nice little jet, I like the tiny engines somehow. What type are those?

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lmml 14/32
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RE: Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:32 pm

Seems pilotless too !!!!!
 
sccutler
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RE: Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Fri Aug 30, 2002 10:54 pm

The engines are the new Williams 85-pound EJ22 turbofan; produces about 700 pounds of thrust, and is expected to sell for less than $100,000.00 each.
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...
 
Sinlock
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RE: Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Sat Aug 31, 2002 12:47 am

Sccutler,

I think you left off a Zero. It should be less than $1,000,000.
You can't even buy a new C-172 for less than $140,000.
 
N79969
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RE: Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Sat Aug 31, 2002 1:47 am

Sccutler is probably correct and any in case did not forget the zero. The complete aircraft will sell for about $ 850,000 dollars. It is revolutionary.
 
sccutler
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RE: Eclipse 500- First Flight!

Sat Aug 31, 2002 3:43 am

Sorry it was unclear; I meant that the engines are expected to sell for less than $100,000.00 each (which is, in the world of jet engines, is dirt-cheap).

The Eclipse is supposed to come in at less than $1,000,000.00 per and, if they can do that, it will be huge. I am skeptical that they can achieve that pricing, but I'm pulling for them to do it!
...three miles from BRONS, clear for the ILS one five approach...

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