Eclipse 500 VLJ Fractional Set To Fly

 - January 19, 2007, 9:48 AM

Scottsdale Ariz.-based fractional operator JetsAmerica is scheduled to take delivery of its first Eclipse 500 by the middle of next month, according to company chairman and CEO Brandon Carlson. The company offers quarter-share turnkey ownership in the new very light jet. A one-quarter share will equal 200 hours of real flight time; Carlson says owners won’t be penalized for taxiing or empty repositioning flights. JetsAmerica plans to sell full shares in 14 jets by the end of the year. The company says it will also offer the VLJs for on-demand charter, splitting revenues with the fractional owners.