Facing a September hearing before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, the FAA has ordered a rare 30-day review of Eclipse 500 very light jets due to discrepancies in the plane's certification process. Aircraft certification engineers at the FAA have charged that managers forced them to certify the planes for flight on the last day of the fiscal year even though tests were ongoing. Eclipse CEO Roel Pieper said he welcomed the review. "Customer safety has always been a priority at Eclipse, and we look forward to this investigation dispelling any inaccuracies about the certification of this airplane for once and for all," Pieper said.

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