Eclipse Aerospace Inc. (EAI) has completed a combustion liner recertification project that will enable the Eclipse EA500 very light jet (VLJ) to return to its maximum certified service ceiling of 41,000 ft. FAA issued an airworthiness directive (AD) in March that limited the VLJ to 30,000 ft., superseding an emergency AD (AD 2008-24-07) that had limited the aircraft to 37,000 ft. The original AD was issued after reports that hard carbon buildup on the static vane could cause the ...


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