Eclipse 550 Business Jet
Eclipse 550 Business Jet

The Avio Integrated Flight Management System

Your Virtual Copilot

The Dual Avio Integrated Flight Management System (IFMS) on the Eclipse 550 is an incredibly advanced system whose purpose is simple: make piloting the Eclipse Jet safe and easy. By reducing the number of switches and dials in the cockpit and creating an easy to use synoptic page for each aircraft system, the design team at Eclipse has simplified the act of flying by producing pilot controls that are more intuitive.

Take a deep look into the features of Avio IFMS

Integrated Controls: for Flying Single Pilot

The Integrated Flight Management System in the Eclipse 550 greatly reduces pilot workload, and in effect acts as a virtual copilot. Avio IFMS provides digital avionics with demonstrated airline reliability and systems capability unparalleled in the very light jet segment. Avio IFMS features an Integrated Flight Management System, Class 3 E-charts, and XM Satellite Weather. The 13 microprocessors in the IS&S displays control all the major aircraft systems. Dual WAAS / SBAS beta-3 GPS receivers are utilized for precise navigation. With the enhanced situational awareness, electronic charts and maps, display and control of the aircraft systems and the integrated autopilot control panel, the pilot is provided with the most advanced FMS available for the light jet class.

Integrated FMS Includes:

  • Airways and Victor Routes
  • Coupled LPV Approach
  • Vector to Final
  • OBS Mode
  • RNP (Auto / Manual)
  • Easy Insertion of Waypoints
  • Easy Insertion of Holding Patterns
  • Parallel Offsets
  • Procedure Turns and Holding Patterns
  • Active Waypoint Information
  • Missed Approach Information
  • Destination Waypoint Information
  • Nearest / On-Route Airports
  • Ability to Store 99 Flight Plans

Standard Mapping Features:

  • Complete Route on Map
  • Progressive Zooming to Reduce Workload
  • Aircraft Position Information
  • Scroll on Airport Information
  • On-Screen Display of Airways High & Low
  • On-Screen Display of Airspaces & Airport Runways
  • On-Screen Display of Navaids / Intersections
  • On-Screen Display of Stormscope Satellite Weather
  • Graphical Freezing Levels
  • Graphical Winds Aloft
  • Canadian NexRad / Metars TAF

Categorized Controls Make System Control Easy

The avionics system in the Eclipse 550, designed to be completely integrated, gives the pilot the ability to move between graphical systems interfaces quickly, removing unneccessary data and allowing the pilot to focus on the task at hand. Each synoptic page is displayed on the large, high resolution, multi-function display (MFD), providing the pilot a complete picture of the operations and performance of that system, all in one location.

Avio IFMS Synoptic Pages

Advanced Technologies Increase Safety of Flight

At Eclipse, we take particular pride in the safety record of our fleet. We designed the Eclipse Jet to be flown single pilot, adding safety features that other light jets can only dream about — features that heighten awareness of weather, traffic and other obstacles in flight. We have streamlined control of the Eclipse Jet to make piloting your own jet a less formidable task. Simply put: we built the Eclipse 550 to be safe and easy to fly.

Eclipse 550 Features:

  • Enhanced Vision
  • Auto Throttles
  • Redundant IFMS
  • Radar Altimeter
  • ADS-B Out Enabled
  • Dual Diversity Transponders
  • Standby Display Unit (3rd AHRS)
  • TAWS
  • TAS
  • Color Radar
  • Stormscope
  • Full-size Charts

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Comparison Item

Eclipse 550

EA500 SE

TE Plus

500 Plus

1.5 - 1.7
1.0 - 1.3
Avio Integrated FMS
Dual (redundant) Avio Integrated FMS
5-year Factory Warranty
3-year Factory Warranty
1-year Factory Warranty
5-Year Eclipse Advantage Maintenance Program
3-Year Eclipse Advantage Maintenance Program
Auto Throttles
Anti-Skid Brakes
Enhanced Vision

Comparison Item

Eclipse 550

EA500 SE

TE Plus

500 Plus

1.5 - 1.7
1.0 - 1.3
TAS (Traffic Alert System)
TAWS (Terrain Alert Warning Sys)
Flight Into Known Icing (FIKI)
Color Weather Radar
Coupled Auto Pilot ***
Jeppesen E-charts on MFD
XM Weather on the MFD **
PPG Glass Windshields
Diverter Strips

Comparison Item

Eclipse 550

EA500 SE

TE Plus

500 Plus

1.5 - 1.7
1.0 - 1.3
Dual Diversity Transponders
Standby Display Unit
Copilot Standby Display Unit
Full-Size Charts
Radar Altimeter
Iridium Phone
ADS-B Out Enabled * * * *

* Available to be installed within 6 months of certification
** Does not overlay onto flight plan
*** Avio 1.5 - 1.7 coupled auto pilot only is coupled to ILS, not RNAV

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= Optional

= Not Available

550 / SE / PLUS

Avio in the Eclipse 550 Avio IFMS in the Eclipse 550


Avio in the Total Eclipse or IFMS AvioNG IFMS in the Total Eclipse

Avio 1.5 - Avio 1.7

Avio 1.5 - 1.7 AvioNG 1.7 in the Eclipse

Avio 1.0 - Avio 1.3

Avio 1.0 - 1.3 AvioNG 1.3 in the Eclipse Jet.

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