News Listings for Albuquerque International

  • Status check: the 787 flight-test programme

    News | 14 Jun 2011 07:00 | Jon Ostrower

    An electrical fire during a flying evaluation caused further slippage in the Boeing 787's schedule, pushing first delivery from February to August or September
  • FLIGHT TEST: Eclipse 500 - approaching totality

    News | 10 May 2011 12:00 | Mike Gerzanics

    Despite its manufacturer's travails, the Eclipse 500 perseveres in a new incarnation - with revamped avionics and a new moniker on the livery
  • Eclipse begins work on new facility

    News | 27 Feb 2007 00:00 | Guy Norris

    Eclipse Aviation has begun construction work on the first building at its dedicated Double Eagle II airport site to the north-west of Albuquerque, New Mexico, while struggling to catch up with its massive delivery backlog of Eclipse 500 very light jets. <BR>The new area is set to grow into Eclipse's campus, eventually incorporating everything from training and administration to full production facilities. Work on building the assembly line is not expected to begin, however, before 2010. <BR>The first unit on the site, adjacent to Albuquerque's Aerospace Technology Park, will be responsible for flight training for new customers, flight support and administration. "It is not a very busy airport, so it will make training easier," says the company, which is now situated at Albuquerque International airport, which shares runways with co-located Kirtland AFB. <BR>Eclipse, meanwhile, remains non-committal over projections for when further VLJ deliveries will resume. The company, which officia
  • FLIGHT TEST: Eclipse 500 - Low cost jet set

    News | 01 May 2006 23:00

    The Eclipse 500 is the most talked-about business aircraft in years. But what is the very light jet like to fly? We took the controls of a test aircraft
  • Eclipse breaks ground

    News | 24 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P><BR>Very-light jet manufacturer Eclipse Aviation has broken ground on an expansion to its Albuquerque, New Mexico factory to support planned production of four aircraft a day. Scheduled to be complete in June, the expansion will almost double the size of Eclipse’s facilities at Albuquerque International Sunport airport. Three new buildings will include a 4,800m² (52,000ft²) primary assembly centre, which will serve as the hub for Eclipse 500 manufacturing. Production is to begin within the next two months.</P>
  • Eclipse rushes to recover lost time

    News | 03 Oct 2005 23:00

    Very-light-jet test fleet passes 500h milestone as manufacturer builds momentum on road to certification