Eclipse Employees Paid, Back At Work

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Eclipse Aviation employees who have contacted AVweb this week are back at work and say they've been paid for the first half of the month. There has been the inevitable speculation about what will happen on the next payday, but Eclipse's usual spokesperson has not responded to repeated e-mail and phone requests for comment on the current situation. Last week the company told employees that it would not meet its biweekly payroll but it did arrange funding in time to pay workers on Tuesday. Meanwhile an increasing number of disgruntled customers are filing lawsuits to get refunds of deposits.

According to KDBC News there are now a total of 10 such suits against the company, three of which were filed on Friday. Eight companies and two individuals have filed the suits and the total of the claims tops $7 million. When Eclipse raised the price of the EA500 earlier this year it offered deposit refunds to some position holders. Eclipse declined to comment to the TV station about the deposit suits.