Eclipse layoffs workers

Eclipse Aerospace began laying off workers Friday, Aug. 15, at its Albuquerque production facility, service center and headquarters in response to lagging demand for its twin-engined very light jet, according to a report from the Albquerque Journal. Company official Ed Lundeen is quoted in the article, noting the layoffs were “strictly a function of the economy. Our reduction in workforce is the result of market conditions where general aviation has not recovered as quickly as other parts of the economy. To that effect, we have put in place a restructuring of our business to reduce costs but continue our operations.”

‘Hero’s Total Eclipse’ unveiled

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OSHKOSH — Today at AirVenture, Eclipse Aerospace unveiled the Eclipse jet it is donating to the Veteran’s Airlift Command (VAC).

An anonymous patron, deeply touched by the compassionate and unparalleled selflessness of the volunteer aircraft owners and pilots who donate their aircraft and time to transport wounded troops and their families to facilities throughout the country, donated the aircraft, according to Eclipse officials.

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