Crownair Selected as Factory Authorized Gold Service Center For Eclipse Twin-Engine Jets

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Albuquerque, N.M., May 13, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. (EAI) is pleased to announce that Crownair Aviation in San Diego, CA has been named an EAI authorized Gold Service Center for both the Eclipse 500 and Eclipse 550 jets. Under this agreement, Crownair Aviation will provide maintenance, inspections, parts and warranty support, as well as AOG services for Eclipse Jet aircraft.

"Eclipse Aerospace is pleased to welcome Crownair to our network of Authorized Service Centers. Based on their experience and track record, we are confident the Crownair team will uphold our vision of providing exceptional customer service for owners and operators of the growing fleet of Eclipse Jets," stated Cary Winter, SVP Manufacturing, Engineering, and Technical Operations for EAI.

One of the many unique features of the Eclipse Jet is the remote diagnostics capability made possible by the advanced integration of the aircraft. Eclipse Service Centers can diagnose aircraft maintenance events remotely and dispatch the correct parts and instructions for repair to be carried out by most A&P mechanics around the world. As an Eclipse Gold Service Center, Crownair Aviation will not only provide aircraft maintenance, but will also supply support services and parts distribution for qualified Eclipse mechanics and Repair Stations throughout the region.

"Crownair looks forward to meeting the needs of Eclipse owners through this new relationship," stated Ray Richmond, General Manager of Crownair Aviation. "We are proud to be associated with Eclipse Aerospace and believe we are a good match to support the Eclipse Jet. Crownair is ideally situated to offer easy access and great service throughout the western United States." Crownair is accepting Eclipse Jet maintenance customers immediately, and anticipates reaching full capability by July 1, 2013.

Eclipse Aerospace continues to provide an impressively reliable customer service network of service centers and trained A&P techniciansaround the world. Look for additional Eclipse Authorized Service Centers to be opened throughout 2013 and 2014 to meet the needs of the growing Eclipse Worldwide fleet. Crownair joins the three Platinum Service Centers located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Chicago, Illinois, and Istanbul, Turkey, as well as two Gold Service Centers in Boca Raton, Florida and Friedrichshafen, Germany.

About Crownair Aviation
Crownair Aviation has been servicing the aviation community in San Diego for over 62 years. It offers a full array of services including turbine and piston maintenance, avionics service and installation, and FBO services. The FBO provides full service Jet A and AvGas fuel sales, car rentals, crew car, pilot services, and transient hangar space. For more information on Crownair Aviation, visit

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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Source:Eclipse Aerospace, Inc.