The Alliance for Sustainable Air Transportation (ASAT) was publicly launched late last week at a Florida summit on global climate change in Miami.
Albuquerque, N.M.-based Eclipse Aviation in late May increased the price of the Eclipse 500 very light jet by about a half million dollars, putting it closer in range to the $2.76 million (2008 $) Cessna Citation Mustang, a slightly larger competitor. The 30-percent price increase to $2.15 million (June 2008 $) nearly triples the original $837,000 price tag announced for the twinjet some 10 years ago.
Very light jet air-taxi operator DayJet on June 10 signed an agreement with the FAA to start a five-year, phased implementation of proven NextGen technologies throughout Florida in collaboration with the Florida DOT Aviation Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The first phase of the project (2008 to 2010) will focus on deploying RNP technology for performance-based navigation and ADS-B.
Very light jet air-taxi operator DayJet today signed an agreement with the FAA to start a five-year, phased implementation of proven NextGen technologies throughout Florida in collaboration with the Florida DOT Aviation Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.
On May 6, very light jet air-taxi operator DayJet put its growth plans on hold after failing to obtain another $50 million in funding to progress to the next stage. As a result, the per-seat, on-demand air taxi laid off 100 of its roughly 260 employees and seeks to sell or lease 16 of its 28 Eclipse 500s.
Eclipse Aviation (Booth No. 7463) has received permission from the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to export the Eclipse 500 very light jet and its components to Russia, and has also received Canadian approval for the export of the aircraft’s Pratt & Whitney Canada PW610F engines.
Italian cabin supplier Iacobucci HF Electronics has introduced a new espresso maker designed for use in an aircraft galley. Ideally sized for a small galley, the device measures 6.3 inches wide, 12 inches high and 10.8 inches deep, and weighs 26.45 pounds.
On Tuesday, Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet made the difficult decision to put its growth plans on hold after not being able to obtain another $50 million in funding to move to the next stage. As a result, the per-seat, on-demand air-taxi operator laid off 100 of its roughly 260 employees and now plans to sell or lease out 16 of its 28 Eclipse 500s. Listen to DayJet president and CEO Ed Iacobucci tell the story in his own words.
Eclipse 500 air-taxi operator DayJet has “reduced its employee base across most areas of its business,” according to president and CEO Ed Iacobucci in a statement released earlier this afternoon. DayJet hoped to raise another $40 million of operating capital in the first quarter of this year, he wrote, “but suffice it to say that given the current state of the U.S.
A group of personal air transport providers has asked the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) to accelerate the pace of implementation of the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), currently scheduled to become fully operational by about 2025.