Eclipse 550. Specification. Photography
Eclipse 550. Specification. Photography

Eclipse 550. Specification. Photography


Eclipse 550 - American lightweight twin-engine jet airliner manufactured aircraft manufacturer Eclipse Aerospace to 2013 years.


Photo Eclipse 550


Easy jet Eclipse 550 is a revised version 500-th model, with a number of modern improvements, improvements and modifications that resulted in a single model. Development was done in his early 2010 years, but later the program was minimized for a few months, but already in the early 2013, the first finished model aircraft has been presented numerous public.


Eclipse 550 photo


The design of the Eclipse 550 aircraft did not undergo direct changes compared to the base model, however, the model became more technically advanced and was equipped with modern avionics. Production of the Eclipse 550 aircraft began in mid-2013, and at the beginning of 2014, there were already 10 units produced in the world, which are used mostly by private owners.

The power plant of the American aircraft Eclipse 550 is represented by two Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofan engines, which allow the development of a thrust of 8 kN when working together, which is quite enough for air travel at speeds up to 694 km / h (maximum flight speed), as well as for moving to distances up to 2084 km with transportation on board up to 6 people (including one pilot). Thanks to the operation of these low-power engines, fuel consumption is minimal, which makes the operation of the Eclipse 550 aircraft quite economical, and in addition, the aircraft engines used are very simple and inexpensive to maintain.


Salon Eclipse 550


The Eclipse 550 aircraft is quite easy to control, and at the same time, it is quite maneuverable, which provides quite high popularity among customers - by the end of 2015, American aircraft manufacturers from Eclipse Aerospace had established the production of 40 aircraft per year, with an average cost of one unit of $ 3 million.

Eclipse 550 perfectly as a means of business aviation as able to travel long distances, providing passengers comfortable air travel. Options salon Eclipse 550 already includes two ready-made designs, but, if necessary, aircraft manufacturers can produce a special trim on the agreement with the customer directly.

One of the negative aspects of the aircraft Eclipse 550 is a small luggage compartment and a small payload, to take on board, but taking into account other characteristics vohdushnogo vessel, it has little effect on complaints among owners

Cab drivers, despite the rather small size of the aircraft, is quite large, with, the central panel is made in such a way as to ensure the most favorable conditions the pilots control the aircraft, avionics and modern facilities provide the maximum opportunity for flight safety.


Technical characteristics of the aircraft Eclipse 550.


  • Crew: 1-2 person;
  • Passenger capacity: 4-5 people (depending on the number of the crew);
  • aircraft Length: 10,2 m .;
  • Wingspan: 11,5 m .;
  • Plane Height: 3,4 m .;
  • Weight of empty aircraft: 1648 kg .;
  • Payload: 1074 kg .;
  • Maximum takeoff weight: 2722 kg .;
  • Cruising speed: 692 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight speed: 694 km \ h .;
  • Maximum flight distance: 2084 km .;
  • Maximum flight height: 12500 m .;
  • aircraft engine type: turbofan;
  • Powerplant: 2 × Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F;
  • Thrust: 2 x 4 kN.


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