New jet from Eclipse Aviation

Eclipse 500If you’re in the market for your own personal jet, you might want to take a look at the new Eclipse 500. It can hold six people and is economical to run thanks to its light weight.  One innovative feature  of this 375-knot jet is friction stir welding. The plane is a  steal at $1,295,000; and that  might explain why Eclipse Aviation have already had over 2,000 orders for it.

Paul Johnson

Paul Johnson is Editor of A Luxury Travel Blog and has worked in the travel industry for more than 30 years. He is Winner of the Innovations in Travel ‘Best Travel Influencer’ Award from WIRED magazine. In addition to other awards, the blog has also been voted “one of the world’s best travel blogs” and “best for luxury” by The Daily Telegraph.

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  1. This jet is amazing. The fuel capacity and low operational costs make it a winner. Does anyone know how long the wait list is for these? From what I understand they have about 2400 orders already.



  2. Hi Boyan and thanks for stopping by at A Luxury Travel Blog!

    I know DayJet has ordered a few hundred of these planes. I think there was also a start-up called Nimbus reportedly ordering 1,000 of them.

    I’m not sure what the waiting list times are for the aircraft but I would imagine they’re lengthy due to the jet’s popularity.


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