Eclipse Aerospace opens doors to tours
Eclipse Aerospace based in Albuquerque, New Mexico has opened its door to the public for tours of the production facility.
The company made the announcement at the Sun ’n Fun International Fly-In and Expo being held in Lakeland, Florida. The Eclipse facility tour offers an opportunity to see Eclipse 550 jets during the assembly process, from the first Friction Stir Weld to final paint striping.
“Eclipse Aerospace is extremely proud of our modern, state of the art production facility and invites interested parties to Albuquerque to view our progress,” said Mason Holland, Eclipse Aerospace CEO. “Visitors will observe EA550 jets being built for our worldwide base of customers and will be guided along the production process from the initiation of production through final aircraft airworthiness certification.”
During the Eclipse facility tour, which lasts approximately two hours, visitors will see a number of workstations from incoming inspection, to the preparation of the raw materials, friction stir welding, assembly of the fuselage, mating of the wings, and the application of the customers personalized paint scheme.