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Eclipse Aviation receives second Level D simulator certification

Feb. 14, 2008, Albuquerque, NM - Eclipse Aviation announced ysterday that the FAA has certified the company's second Level D Full Motion simulator.


February 15, 2008
By Carey Fredericks

Feb. 15, 2008, Albuquerque, NM – Eclipse Aviation announced ysterday
that the FAA has certified the company's second Level D
Full Motion simulator.  The certification, achieved on the first
attempt, comes less than one month after Eclipse received approval for
its first Level D Full Motion simulator. 

"As a start-up manufacturer, we are very proud to have received two
simulator certifications on the first try, and to have completed both of
these certifications in just one month's time," said Vern Raburn,
president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation.  "After a seamless, three-day FAA
inspection, we can now train 20 pilots every two weeks entirely in
simulators."

Part 142 pilot training certification was granted last month by the FAA,
allowing Eclipse to train and type rate pilots exclusively in
simulators.  Eclipse's simulator-based training is well underway and the
first customer pilots have already completed their initial type
training.  By April 2008, Eclipse Aviation expects to have a third Level
D Full Motion simulator in operation, which will allow the company to
train up to 60 pilots each month exclusively in simulators. 

About Eclipse Aviation
Eclipse Aviation is the world's leading very light jet (VLJ)
manufacturer, producing innovative, affordable jets that are
revolutionizing air transportation.  The company created the VLJ
category with the design, certification and delivery of the Eclipse
500(r) – the industry's first VLJ.  Eclipse applies advances in
technology, manufacturing processes, and business practices to create
high-performance aircraft that cost a fraction of other jets, and
provide the lowest cost of jet ownership ever achieved.  By changing the
value proposition for private jet travel, Eclipse is allowing more
pilots to enter the world of jet-powered aviation and enabling a new
generation of entrepreneurs to help business travelers move between
cities on a quick, affordable and convenient basis.  Contact Eclipse at
www.eclipseaviation.com.