Eclipse 550 gains production certificate
Eclipse Aerospace announced
that it has received a production certificate from the FAA. Representatives
from the FAA presented the production certificate to Cary Winter, senior vice president
of Eclipse Aerospace, earlier today at a ceremony held at Eclipse’s Albuquerque headquarters.
A production certificate
allows a company to manufacture aircraft and parts in conformance with
FAA-approved type design.
“Armed now with a fully
certified aircraft, a certified production process, and an established supply
chain, Eclipse is well positioned to re-introduce the Eclipse Jet to new
production. Earning our FAA production certificate means we have successfully
built a reliable, high-quality manufacturing process, and are well positioned
to expedite aircraft deliveries,” said Winter.
He continued “This was
a great effort by our Quality, Engineering, Production, Supply Chain, and
Facilities teams. We also appreciate the professionalism and dedication the FAA
MIDO demonstrated throughout this initiative, and look forward to advancing the
Eclipse 550 aircraft to full scale production.”
The company expects to
deliver the first Eclipse 550 in mid 2013.