…And Optional Equipment Listed


Meanwhile, Eclipse Aviation also listed some of the optional equipment it plans to offer for the Eclipse 500, noting that its list of standard features like autothrottle, a two-zone vapor cycle air conditioning system and a third EFIS display are options on competitor’s products. Options available on the Eclipse 500 will include a Part 135 package, an international operations package and a copilot package — copilot not included. Avionics available optionally in addition to the MFD-based standard equipment will include L3s Stormscope WX-500 and SkyWatch HP bundle, Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) equipment, a Class B Terrain Awareness and Warning System (TAWS) installation and taxi/recognition lights, with pulse-recognition capability.

According to the company, the standard Eclipse 500 is also fully IFR capable, approved for flight into known icing and group-certified for reduced vertical separation minimum (RVSM) requirements. The standard equipped Eclipse 500 cockpit features dual primary flight displays (PFD), a multi-function display (MFD), flight management system, three-axis autopilot, color weather radar, dual VHF nav/comm radios, dual localizer and glideslope, dual mode S transponders, dual WAAS-enabled GPS receivers, dual attitude heading reference systems (AHRS) with air data computers, dual pitot-static systems and the aforementioned autothrottle system.