EASA has awarded type certification for the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. “The Eclipse perfectly fits the typical European mission profile, one that involves carrying three or four passengers 1,000 nautical miles,” said Alan Klapmeier, CEO at One Aviation.
One Aviation currently has two European distributors – Aeris Aviation in Lane Forest, Guernsey; and Jetlounge in Schönhagen, Germany, and Eelde, The Netherlands.
“We are thrilled to have EASA certification in place,” said David Hayman, CEO of Aeris Aviation. “This now opens the EU OPS market for the Eclipse, allowing us to sell into charter operations and air taxi services, which we believe will be a great fit for this aircraft.”
“This certification is an incredible development,” said Alexandra Knorr, CEO of Jetlounge. “Not only can we sell into charter services, but this also opens up sales to private aviators across Europe who only want to fly an EASA-certified aircraft. We already have sales contingent upon certification and are excited to make these deliveries early next year.”
One Aviation says modifications on the aircraft to comply with EASA regulations are minimal and can be completed in less than a day. The Eclipse 550 can fly at altitudes up to 41,000ft at a maximum cruise of 430mph, and consumes 59 gallons of fuel per hour.
November 20, 2015