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Total Eclipse Jet wins Brazilian certification

Eclipse Aerospace has won Brazilian type certificate validation of its Total Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet. The Albuquerque, N.M.-based manufacturer has worked with the Brazilian Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil (ANAC) to certify the EA500 and the Eclipse Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS).

Eclipse offers the newest version of the EA500 configured with IFMS and certified for flight into known icing (FIKI). The jet also comes complete with a "tip to tail" factory warranty, new paint, and a new interior.

"We are extremely proud of the speed with which our Engineering Team and International Certification Group moved through the validation process," said Ken Ross, Eclipse president of global services. "We have received tremendous interest and excitement from the corporate and private aviation community and look forward to the introduction of the EA500 to Brazil."

Eclipse Aerospace is also offering the Eclipse 550, a new production version of the Total Eclipse, with deliveries scheduled for mid-2013.

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