Eclipse SE twin-engine jet unveiled

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One Aviation has launched the Eclipse Special Edition (SE) twin-engine jet. It is a factory-renewed Eclipse 500 that has been upgraded and reconfigured to include nearly all new features introduced on the Eclipse 550, including a dual Avio integrated flight management system, anti-skid brake system, a newly designed pilot-side standby display unit, PPG glass windshields, new interior and two-tone paint scheme.

The Eclipse SE comes with a three-year factory warranty and three-year Eclipse Advantage maintenance program, which covers all required, scheduled inspections including the 300-hour, 24-month inspection as well as lesser inspections such as battery cap checks, fire extinguisher inspections, and more.

“The Eclipse SE is much more than an upgraded Eclipse 500; it is a factory-supported, like-new aircraft for a very reasonable price,” said Alan Klapmeier, One Aviation’s CEO. “Our decision to provide the SE with a three-year warranty and three-year maintenance plan further demonstrates our goal of simplifying aircraft ownership and providing clarity, convenience and peace of mind for our customers.”

The Eclipse SE is delivered with all mandatory and recommended service bulletins completed, and a P&WC Gold ESP engine plan paid current through the date of delivery. Also included in aircraft cost is one initial type rating and access to all of the optional features and equipment that are available on an Eclipse 550, including auto-throttles, TAWS and TAS.

With the introduction of the Eclipse SE, One Aviation will discontinue the Total Eclipse (TE) series of aircraft. “There are so many different configurations, options and completion levels in the TE line, that it is confusing for potential customers when evaluating the value of a TE,” said Ken Ross, president of One Aviation. “In keeping with our goal to make purchasing and owning an Eclipse simple and transparent, we have introduced the Eclipse SE with the same standard features and available options as the new Eclipse 550. This makes the buying decision much easier for potential customers. With a base price of just over US$2m – about the same as a turboprop – the Eclipse SE is a compelling offer.”

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