They did it. In a special ceremony at Oshkosh Thursday, Eclipse Aviation received its provisional type certificate for the Eclipse 500 jet.
The full type certificate is expected by the end of August, which will allow customer deliveries and give pilots the green light to operate the jet throughout its performance envelope.
Eclipse officials said the $1.52 million airplane is the quietest jet in history and quieter than virtually all multi- and piston-engine aircraft.
See our special Oshkosh reports for more on the Eclipse jet and a feature story on the very light jet (VLJ) phenomenon.
July 27, 2006