Someone at Eclipse Aviation must have gone “oh, oh” a few weeks back when Cirrus Design unveiled its new single-engine jet. Because the Eclipse Concept Jet, built and flown in secret and revealed at this week’s Oshkosh show, looks similar the Cirrus’s “the-jet”, which so far exists only in mockup form.
Both have their single turbofan engine mounted above the fuselage, exhausting between a V tail. Great minds think alike? Or are there just a lot of Global Hawk groupies out there?
Eclipse flies, Cirrus poses