ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) - Consulting firms have been skeptical about whether EclipseAviation will be able to survive, and one major sign came Thursdaythat its six-year run in Albuquerque may be coming to an end.
Employees were informed Thursday that they may not get paid forthe past two weeks of work.
One employee told News 13 the vice president told them thatthey'll know more within the next week about when employees mightget their pay.
The employee said officials told them the company is workingaround the clock to get financing.
The mood at Eclipse headquarters near the AlbuquerqueInternational Sunport was mixed: some employees were somber at thenews, while other said they were positive things will work out forthe best.
Some employees walked to their cars with boxes full of personalitems. The employee News 13 spoke with said Thursday is a paid dayoff, and managers told employees not to come to work on Friday.
Eclipse officials have not returned News 13's phone calls.
Eclipse Aviation has been struggling recently. In August, thecompany laid off about 650 employees, more than a third of itsworkforce, saying the layoffs were needed to achieve financialstability as soon as possible.
Last month, two nationally known aerospace consulting firmspredicted the company wouldn't be able to survive.
Two local restaurants are reaching out to Eclipse employees onFriday: Kelly's Brew Pub at Nob Hill is giving customers withEclipse badges 50 percent off, while Coaches Sports Bar near theUniversity of New Mexico is giving Eclipse employees 20 percent offfood.
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