Eclipse releases safety enhancement package

ALBUQUERQUE — Eclipse Aerospace has released a new package of safety enhancements for existing Eclipse Jet owners that includes anti-skid brakes, auto throttles, a new, independent standby display, and improved EFIS software, including the ability to display full size charts on the current Multi-Function Displays.

“As part of the new Eclipse 550 certification process, we have identified an opportunity to make available several of these new features to our existing fleet of Eclipse Jets. These new enhancements are available to all Eclipse aircraft owners who have upgraded their aircraft to the Avio IFMS system,” stated Mason Holland, CEO of Eclipse Aerospace.

The Safety Enhancement Package introduces Auto Throttles, an industry first for the very light jet category, according to company officials.

The EFIS software will add a number of new features, including transition from Terminal to Approach with fewer button presses, improved handling of IFMS transitions, performance pages for takeoff and landing, full size terminal charts with Vertical Situation Display, keyboard cursor control, auto-tuning, checklists, fuel timing to each waypoint, E-Chart overlay on the active waypoint, and more, officials add.

“The Anti-Skid Brakes, in preliminary flight tests, have demonstrated the ability to bring the Eclipse Jet to a complete stop in less than 800 feet with normal runway conditions,” stated Cary Winter, SVP of Manufacturing, Engineering, & Technical Operations for Eclipse Aerospace.

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