He had been thinking about expanding that market range to two hours' flying time, so he could compete for work in Miami and other cities, but commercial airlines don't fly everywhere he wants to go and buying or chartering flights would be too costly.
"Sometimes, as managers, we just need to be there," he said. "Before we heard about DayJet, we'd been talking about this very service: One seat, on demand. I don't think my experience is unique. There are a lot of companies like mine."
Name: Eclipse 500
1Type: Very light jet
1Seats: Six, plus two pilots
1Engines: 2 Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F turbofans
1Cruise speed: 370 knots
1Maximum altitude: 41,000 feet
1Range: 1,125 nautical miles
1Price: $1.5 million
1Status: Provisional certification from the Federal Aviation Administration
Source: Eclipse Aviation Corp.
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