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Eclipse 500 with Teledyne CAE F408

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Eclipse 500 prototype Flying with Interim F408 in May 2003. Source : Jane's all the world's aircraft 2005-2006

Prototype (c/n 500/N500EA) rolled out 15 July 2002; first flight 26 August 2002, but no further flight reported by mid-November when Eclipse announced abandonment of William engine.

The selection of Pratt & Withney engine were announced on 19 Febuary 2003.

Pending avaibility of Pratt & Withney engine PW610F, the prototype resumed flight testing on 15 may 2003 with two 4,48 kN (1000 lb st) Teledyne CAE F408-C1-400 turbofans and completed its flying in October 2003.