The Eclipse 500, a VLJ (Very Light Jet), is in many ways equal to larger, more expensive light jets: it can fly at 41,000 feet and complete a 600 nm trip with four passengers and reserves in 1 hour and 48 minutes. It uses Pratt & Whitney Canada jet engines and trailing link landing gear.
The Eclipse 500’s cabin volume totals 160 cubic feet, including 16 cubic feet available for baggage –large enough to fit 4 or 5 passengers with overnight bags.
The Eclipse 500 has separate cabin and cockpit temperature control, a feature which passengers and pilots alike should appreciate. The cabin’s interior is lit by LEDs, which emit minimal heat and almost never require maintenance.