Eclipse offers braking system for 550 jet
Eclipse Aerospace has announced the addition of an Anti-Skid Braking System (ABS) as a new option for the Eclipse 550 jet. The new Anti-Skid Braking System is available as an option on the new production Eclipse 550 jets and will be offered as a retrofit to the existing fleet. In-aircraft testing is complete with certification and availability expected within six months.
“Testing of this system has exceeded our expectations, from normal touchdown speeds to a complete stop in less than 750 feet with aggressive braking”, says Cary Winter, senior vice president of Eclipse Aerospace Engineering.
“ABS and the previously announced Auto Throttles are just two of the many exciting new features and engineering enhancements Eclipse Aerospace will be releasing in the very near future,” added Winter.
The fully certified ABS retrofit installation for the Eclipse jet will be available in early 2013, with installation on new production Eclipse 550 Jets available at initial deliveries.