ECLIPSE 550 GETS EASA CERTIFICATION
ONE Aviation announced that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded type certification for the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet.
"This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse," said Alan Klapmeier, ONE Aviation's CEO. "The Eclipse perfectly fits the typical European mission profile, one that involves carrying three or four passengers a thousand nautical miles."
Modifications on the aircraft in order to comply with EASA regulations are minimal and can be completed in less than a day.
"We are thrilled to have EASA certification in place," says David Hayman, CEO of Aeris Aviation, one of the two european distributors of the Eclipse 550. "This now opens the EU OPS market [European equivalent of Part 135] for the Eclipse, allowing us to sell into charter operations and air taxi services which we believe will be a great fit for the this aircraft."
The Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet from ONE Aviation features best in class performance, economics, and safety. The Eclipse 550 can fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet at a max cruise of 430 mph, all while consuming a mere 59 gallons of fuel per hour, making it the most efficient twin-engine jet on the planet.
Giovanni Piccione, CEO of G&G Aviation, agent of Aeris Aviation for Italy and Malta, added: “We are convinced that the EASA certification, along with the five year warranty and maintenance plan and the excellent aircraft features, will unlock great sale opportunities in our countries”.