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E-creation Joins Farnborough-Aircraft.com - with $4 million in aircraft sales
Farnborough-Aircraft.com is the follow on project from ThrustSSC and is run by Richard Noble. This Internet-driven company is designing and building a new six seater turboprop composite taxi aircraft, the Farnborough F1, and its associated operating system. The ThrustSSC project built up a huge following on the internet during the six years of the project and many of the lessons learnt during that time are being carried forward on the new Farnborough-Aircraft.com web site, www.Farnborough-Aircraft.com. The new merchandise shop, which has been built by E-creation, www.e-creation.co.uk, will provide members of the public with a quick and easy way to order Farnborough-Aircraft.com merchandise.
Farnborough-Aircraft.com is aiming to revolutionise short haul, 1,000-mile air travel with the high performance six-seater Farnborough F1 model. The website provides regular updates on the design process and the overall progress of the project. Those following the project can now purchase a wide range of products, from embroidered fleece jackets to a limited edition F1 poster, through the new website shop, which will be launched on Monday 20 November 2000.
Farnborough-Aircraft.com required an Internet application for members of the public to buy Farnborough Airforce merchandise quickly and easily. Farnborough Airforce is the project's supporters club. For E-creation project manager Paul Barrass, "the crucial factors was ease of use and reliability for the public whilst minimising download time; you can't keep people waiting in web stores. Farnborough-Aircraft.com now has a very robust and fast online store, using industry strength SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption and a secure Microsoft SQL server for orders."
Farnborough-Aircraft.com now has orders totaling U$4m for the first two aircraft off the production line. For Richard Noble "the flexibility of E-creation's solution is crucial as we will now be selling all aircraft through the Internet. The high quality service that E-creation has provided means the order form will be available in the merchandise shop, and Farnborough-Aircraft.com can be confident in the security and robustness of the site."
Director of E-creation, Jan-Erik Paul, says "The Internet has already caused significant revitalisation and rethinking in ticketing and logistics. Richard Noble's work is truly leading edge and will significantly change the approach that the travel industry has towards the Internet. For E-creation, our experience in developing E-commerce and E-business applications for the travel and logistics area is continually increasing and we are looking forward to being at the forefront of influencing and helping to build this new industry."
Farnborough-Aircraft.com is the World's first internet-driven aerospace company, currently designing and shortly building the Farnborough F1 air taxi aircraft. The company depends on its internet operations for its funding, recruitment and product awareness. The Unisys sponsored web site currently features some 300 pages following the design, development and technology of the F1 aircraft. Farnborough-Aircraft.com employs 32, is the first of the new generation parallel aerospace industries and is financed without government or institutional funding.
The Farnborough F1 is the first of the new generation long range air taxi aircraft, providing an internet-driven on demand point to point taxi service able to operate off the small nearby and uncongested airfields, with a range of up to 1000 miles. Compared with traditional airline travel, the F1 provides a genuine alternative and can save 50% of executive time without passenger stress. The Pratt & Whitney Canada-powered 6-seater aircraft features all carbon construction for safety and productivity, cruises at 30,000ft and sets new standards in aerodynamics, low noise and operator profitability. The global market may be as large as 16,000 aircraft.
E-creation is an award-winning*, dynamic digital design agency with over four years experience in delivering digital communication solutions. E-creation's focus is on the development of enterprise strength Internet sites and Intranets where content is database driven and/or sophisticated functionality is required.
E-creation achieves over 80% of its business through referral or existing clients (such as Dorling Kindersley, BP Amoco, Unisys, Cap Gemini/TDG and WHSmith). This is a testament to E-creation's focus on helping businesses in a long term partnership strategy with in-house capabilities for project consultancy, design, development, management and hosting.
* E-creation won the Thames Valley Business award early in 2000 and is currently nominated as a finalist for the Thames Valley Business of the Year award. E-creation featured in Design Week's 'Top 100 consultancies' survey where E-creation ranked fourth in the UK for projected growth.