Eclipse 500 and 550

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ECLIPSE 500 and 550

Exterior Dimensions

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - Side View

Side View

AEROCOR Eclipse top down

Top Down View

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - Front View

Front View

Exterior Dimensions
Overall Length 33ft 5in
Overall Height 11ft 0in
Wingspan 37ft 11in
Horizontal Tail Span 13ft 6in
Nose to Trailing Edge (T-Hangar Constrain) 18ft 0in
Landing Gear Base (Nose to Main) 14ft 0in
Landing Gear Tread (Main to Main) 10ft 11in

Interior Dimensions

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - Cross-Section

Cross Section View

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - 6 Seat Configuration

Six Seat Configuration

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - 5 Seat Configuration

Five Seat Configuration

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - 4 Seat Configuration

Four Seat Configuration

Internal Dimensions
Cabin Width 4ft 8in
Cabin Length 12ft 4in
Cabin Height 4ft 2in
Entry Width 1ft 11.5in
Entry Height 3ft 11in
Total Baggage Volume 16ft3
  • Internal Pressurized Baggage
  • Nose Baggage Compartment
  • Aft Baggage Compartment

Design Weights and Capacities

Design Weights Capacity
Maximum Ramp Weight 6,034 lbs
Maximum Takeoff Weight 6,000 lbs
Maximum Landing Weight 5,600 lbs
Maximum Zero Fuel Weight 4,922 lbs
Basic Empty Weight 3,634 lbs
Maximum Payload (No Pilot) 1,288 lbs
Useful Load (No Pilot) 2,400 lbs
Fuel Capacity (useable) at 6.70 lb/gal 1,698 lbs
Useful Load w/full fuel (No Pilot) 702 lbs


Takeoff Runway Length (Max. Takeoff Weight, Paved, Sea Level, ISA, Part 23 Normal Category, over a 50 foot obstacle) 2,394 ft
Maximum Altitude 41,000 ft
Maximum Cruise Speed (Mid-Cruise Weight, 33,000 ft, ISA) 370 KTAS
NBAA IFR Range (100 nm alternate)(Max. Takeoff Weight, Optimal Climb & Descent, Max. Cruise Thrust at 41,000 feet) 1,125 nm
Landing Runway Length (Max.  Landing Weight, Paved, Sea Level, ISA, per Part 23 Normal Category, from a 50 foot obstacle) 2,790 ft

Structural Design Limitations

Limit Speeds
MMO Mach 0.64
Flap Extension Speeds
VFE 0° to Takeoff/Approach Extension 200 KEAS
VFE Takeoff/Approach to Landing Extension 140 KEAS
Landing Gear Operating and Extended Speeds
VLO (retracting) 200 KEAS
VLO (extending) 200 KEAS

Buyer/Seller Resources

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - Buyer's Guide

Buyer’s Guide & FAQ

As the global leader in Eclipse 500 sales, AEROCOR has learned a thing or two about the Eclipse fleet. We know how hard it is to find up to date information on the Eclipse and so we’ve created a one of a kind buyer’s guide to answer all of the most frequently asked questions that we get from prospective owners. It includes detailed technical comparisons, information on the purchase process, and describes what to expect when owning and operating your first turbine aircraft. The AEROCOR Eclipse 500 buyers’s guide is by far our most requested and positively reviewed publication.

AEROCOR - Learning Center - Eclipse 500 - Market Update

2020 Q1 Market Update

AEROCOR maintains the most comprehensive Eclipse 500 specific database in the world. It contains the exact configuration and transaction history of every aircraft in the fleet. We track important data on every sale and can provide inventory levels by day dating back to 2014. This information is provided to our customers in real time to make informed purchase/sales decisions. The Eclipse Market report is a bi-annual publication which provides a summary of recent sales data and analysis on how it relates to past and future activity. If you are thinking about buying or selling an Eclipse the Market Report is a must read.

History and General Description

Conceived in the late 1990’s, the Eclipse 500 introduced an altogether new category of aircraft known as the VLJ or Very Light Jet. While the jet boasted some impressive performance figures (including a 370 knot cruise and a maximum operating altitude of 41,000 feet), it was the first multi-engine jet to also claim high levels of efficiency and affordability, bringing turbine class aircraft within reach of a much wider range of buyers.

Beyond performance, the Eclipse 500 also introduced several new technologies to the general aviation market. The aircraft is equipped with an impressive “glass cockpit” system from Innovative Solutions & Support (IS&S) known as Avio NG. The system includes a wide range of features normally reserved for larger aircraft, such as full synoptic displays of all aircraft systems as well as an auto-throttle system.

The aircraft was also the first to implement many innovative manufacturing techniques, becoming the first aircraft to utilize friction stir welding during construction of the major fuselage components. A somewhat new process at the time, friction stir welding allowed the Eclipse to be built to more demanding tolerances and achieve an overall lighter weight than what would have been possible from traditional manufacturing techniques. This same process has since been utilized by several modern space vehicles, such as the SpaceX Falcon 9 orbital class rocket.

The Eclipse 500 and its derivatives (The Eclipse 550, Total Eclipse, and Eclipse Special Edition) are often compared along side other turbine aircraft within the same category. This includes other jet aircraft, such as the Cessna Citation Mustang and Embraer Phenom 100, as well as high performance turbo-prop aircraft, such as the Socata TBM and the Piper Malibu Meridian.

By offering such a well balanced blend of performance, affordability, and ease of use, the Eclipse has become one of the most sought after aircraft among “owner-operators.”