Eclipse Aviation hoped to obscure the competition with its Eclipse 500 light jet. The company made a six-passenger plane powered by two Pratt & Whitney turbofan engines. Eclipse Aviation saw its economical jets as an integral part of a national air limousine service, offering private jet travel to passengers at fares that are competitive with conventional full-fare airline ticket prices. The company filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors in late 2008. The company was purchased by Eclipse Aerospace and officially began its business a second time in September 2009; Eclipse Aviation will maintain its name.