Friday, November 14, 2008
Eclipse Recording: Paychecks Are on the Way
By Heather Clark
Eclipse Aviation managers told employees today in a recorded telephone message they will receive their paychecks by next Tuesday. Workers were asked to return to work Monday.
The company, which makes a six-seat light jet called the Eclipse 500, said in the message that executives are still working to find a long-term solution to its financial troubles.
The Albuquerque aircraft manufacturer told employees Thursday, which was payday, that it could not meet payroll and sent workers home.
The executive management team apologized to employees for the distress that their financial troubles have caused.
An Eclipse spokeswoman did not immediately return a telephone message left on her office and cell phone.
Two independent aerospace consultants, meanwhile, have forecast the company will stop production of the Eclipse 500 in early 2009.
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