There are two things that you can't miss at this year's AERO Friedrichshafen. The first: Bruce Dickinson, lead singer of the group Iron Maiden, entrepreneur, and commercial airline pilot, will be holding a press conference to launch the new Eclipse 550 Jet in Europe on Friday, 11th of April 2014 at 2:30 PM in Hall A3.
And the second? The free EASA package that Dickinson and Aeris Aviation are giving away with deposits on the new Eclipse 550 Jet.
Dickinson, Executive Chairman of Aeris Aviation Ltd, the exclusive European distributor for Eclipse Aerospace, received his type rating in the Eclipse Jet last year. Says Dickinson: "The new Eclipse 550 is the dawn of a new era of business jets. Long gone are the days where high net worth individuals and companies are happy to spend huge sums on relatively short flights. The future is all about being lean and mean and operating in a sensible, efficient, and economic way."
Dickinson and Eclipse are pushing to win over the European market by offering a free EASA upgrade package, which will include import / export assistance and all features required by EASA. This package holds a regular retail price of $199,000 (€145,300).
Dickinson sees the new Eclipse 550 integrating seamlessly into current general aviation operations across Europe, saying: "With a range of 1100 nautical miles in just three hours, Europe is the ideal territory for this jet and we can see the 550 being used by companies, individuals, and charter operations alike. It is faster than any other jet or turboprop in its class and less expensive than many single-engine turboprops. I am delighted to be connected with the programme and look forward to helping to establish the jet in Europe over the next few years."
The Eclipse 550 Jet can fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet for up to 1,125 nautical miles, with a maximum speed of 375 knots (430 mph). In cruise, the Eclipse 550 Jet consumes only 59 gallons (223 liters) of fuel per hour, making it the most fuel-efficient twin-engine jet in production today. With a base price of $2.89M (€2.11M) and direct operating costs of $1.96 / nm (€1.43), the Eclipse 550 boasts the lowest acquisition and operating costs of any twin-engine jets.
Don't miss out on the Eclipse experience at AERO Friedrichshafen. Dickinson will be appearing publicly at Aero Friedrichshafen at 2:30 PM on Friday 11th of April 2014 at the Aeris Aviation stand (Hall A3). Aeris will have their Total Eclipse demonstrator jet on display. For more information, contact Neil Harvey at [email protected].
The Eclipse Jet
The Eclipse 550 features best in class performance, economics, and safety — guaranteed to deliver results you would expect from such a powerful business tool.
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