550 JET SPECS
What is it like to live the Eclipse Jet Life? Life becomes about going where you want to go, getting there on your own terms. No more searching online for airline tickets to your destination. No more waiting in line at security checkpoints and arriving hours early for your flight. With an Eclipse Jet in your hangar, you fuel up and fly away to any one of over 5,000 US airports, including small fields not serviced by major airlines.
We built a private jet for the business person who believes in practical and efficient travel; for the man or woman that needs to be in three cities in one day and doesn’t want to sacrifice dinner with their family in order to do it. We built a jet to fit your mission, your lifestyle, and your budget.
Max Cruise Speed (FL300 / 6,500 lb / ISA)
Max Cruise Speed (FL430 / 6,500 lb / ISA)
NBAA IFR Range w/ Max Fuel
Max Altitude / Ceiling
Cruise Fuel Flow
Available payload w/ Max Fuel (incl. pilot)
Takeoff Distance to 50 ft
Time to Climb to 43,000 ft (ISA / MTOW)
All Engine Rate of Climb (ISA / MTOW)
Useful Load (incl. pilot)
At Eclipse, we take particular pride in the safety record of our fleet. We designed the Eclipse Jet to be flown single pilot, adding safety features that other light jets can only dream about — features that heighten awareness of weather, traffic and other obstacles in flight. We have streamlined control of the Eclipse Jet to make piloting your own jet a less formidable task. Simply put: we built the Eclipse 550 to be safe and easy to fly.
Dual (Redundant) Avio IFMS
The majority of pilot / owners fly the aircraft as a single pilot, having complete confidence in the capabilities of the Avio system to act as their virtual copilot. The Eclipse avionics system features a redundant Integrated Flight Management System, Class 3 E-charts, FADEC engine control, and XM Satellite Weather. The high resolution MFD / PFD displays control all of the major aircraft systems. Dual WAAS / SBAS beta-3 GPS receivers from IS&S are utilized for precise navigation. With enhanced situational awareness, electronic charts and maps, display and control of the aircraft systems, and the integrated autopilot control panel, the pilot is provided with the most advanced Flight Management System available in a light jet.
Stop in as Little as 700 feet!
The electronically activated Anti-Skid Brake system in the Eclipse 550 allows for maximum braking energy and skid control. Testing has shown the Anti-Skid Braking system to stop an aircraft at normal landing speeds (approximately 70 knots) in approximately 700 feet.
The ONLY Auto Throttles in a Light Jet
Couple the throttles to the auto flight system, selecting the appropriate airspeed for the autothrottle system to maintain, and servos in the throttles will physically adjust the thrust lever angle to the appropriate power setting.
With the Eclipse 550 Auto Throttle, the pilot may couple the throttles to the auto flight system to control the aircraft's speed. The pilot will select the appropriate airspeed for the auto throttle system to maintain, and servos in the throttles will physically adjust the thrust lever angle to the appropriate power setting. This feature will greatly reduce the pilot's workload.
Additionally, the Auto throttles system protects from an under, or overspeed condition, even when the Auto Flight System is not in use, increasing the overall safety of the aircraft.
Flight Into Known Icing Equipped
Every Eclipse Jet comes with the ability to fly into known icing conditions. The 550's pneumatic de-icing boots will remove ice buildup from the wings as you move through the weather on the way to your destination.