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Eclipse finds the money – the VLJs will keep coming

Welcome to the fast-changing world of who owns who in general aviation… Eclipse has secured more than $100 million in new equity to fill the hole in its finances left by the failure to deliver on its promise of producing 500 VLJs in its first year (it built 103). The money is coming from ETIRC, […]

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DayJet inaugural – Eclipse’s day in the, er, sun

Flight has been all over Eclipse this past week. I interviewed CEO Vern Raburn about the start-up company’s very public production ramp-up problems (watch for the feature in Flight International). My colleague John Croft flew back from NBAA in Atlanta in an Eclipse 500, and still has the silly grin on his face – you […]

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Embraer to unveil concept jet

Cessna did it last year, Eclipse has just done it and now Embraer is going to do it. The concept jet. Car companies have been doing it for years. Unveil a concept car at a motor show to create some excitement, grab some headlines and capture some customer feedback. Maybe something like it will make […]

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Another little jet bows in

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 […]

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