One Aviation Gets FAA Nod On Eclipse 500/550 Extended Tip Tanks

One Aviation has earned FAA approval on an increase in the structural life limit of the Eclipse 550 and Eclipse 500’s extended tip tank configuration. The approval is extended to 20,000 flight hours or 20,000 cycles, up from 10,000 cycles, 10,000 hr. or 10 years absent enrollment in a maintenance and inspection program. The change was made after the completion of long-term fatigue and damage tolerance testing of the structure and materials. The increase is automatic to current and …


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