Eclipse 500 PLUS(tm) Program a Smashing Success

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Albuquerque, NM, July 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is proud to announce that all 2014 Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade positions have been sold. In the four months since the program commenced (March 12, 2014), more than 60 Eclipse Jet owners have selected the Eclipse 500 PLUS upgrade for their aircraft. All of these upgrades will be completed in 2014. The Eclipse 500 PLUS program will remain open to all IFMS equipped Eclipse 500 aircraft.

The Eclipse 500 PLUS package gives Eclipse twin-engine jet owners who currently have the Integrated Flight Management System® avionics package installed in their aircraft access to many of the technological and safety advancements developed for, and included in, the Eclipse 550™. Available features include the only auto throttle available in the light jet segment, an electric anti-skid brake system, high-resolution PFDs and MFD, a standby display unit, new glass faced windscreens, and an improved air conditioning system. The Eclipse 500 PLUS package also facilitates future expansion, including Synthetic Vision, Enhanced Vision, VNAV, RAD ALT, and ADS-B Out.

"The response to this upgrade program has been absolutely remarkable," said Ken Ross, President of Global Sales and Service for EAI. "Eclipse has taken a revolutionary approach to supporting our customers, allowing them to upgrade their Eclipse 500 aircraft to incorporate the latest enhancements and features of our new production aircraft rather than having them fall behind on the technology curve. Our customers see the value of upgrading to the most advanced configuration available, enhancing their flying experience and preserving their aircraft's market value. The fact that the 500 PLUS program will permit future expansion as more features become available makes this upgrade program all the more valuable."

For pricing and availability for 2015 Eclipse 500 PLUS program positions, please contact Eclipse Service Center general managers Andy Neild ( or Dennis Whiteturkey (

About Eclipse Aerospace, Inc.
Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. is the manufacturer of the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet, the most fuel-efficient jet in the world. Eclipse also provides engineering, maintenance, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse 500 Twin-Engine Jet aircraft. Adhering to the motto "Customer First," Eclipse Aerospace is focused on providing a superior customer experience for existing and future owners, operators, and pilots of the revolutionary Eclipse Jet aircraft. Eclipse Aerospace corporate offices are based in Charleston, S.C. Principle operations are located in Albuquerque, N.M. and Chicago, Ill. Eclipse Aerospace is located on the Web at

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