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Owleye
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European Mega Order At Ebace For Eclipse Aviation.

Wed May 23, 2007 11:52 pm

GENÈVE - Etirc, the aviation company of the Dutch businessman Roel Pieper has placed a mega-order of 120 Eclipse 500 businessjets. It also took an option of another 60 Eclipse 500s. According Etirc this is the biggest order in Europe for the very light jet. The order news was announced today at the business aviation exhibition EBACE in Geneva.

Etirc had already 40 aircraft on order at Eclipse Aviation. The VLJ manufacuterer has now 2.700 Eclipse 500s on order worldwide.

Earlier today mr. Pieper announced that he will operate from Turkey from 2008 with his business jet company. Etirc is the dealer of Eclipse Aviation in Europe and shall rent the ordered aircraft to other companies like air taxi services.

Source: Luchtvaartnieuws

http://www.businessjet.com/images/database/77/800px-Eclipse500.jpg
 
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RE: European Mega Order At Ebace For Eclipse Aviation.

Thu May 24, 2007 2:09 am

Quoting OwlEye (Thread starter):

Earlier today mr. Pieper announced that he will operate from Turkey from 2008 with his business jet company. Etirc is the dealer of Eclipse Aviation in Europe and shall rent the ordered aircraft to other companies like air taxi services.

So he's gonna run a leasing company, not an air taxi or similar service?
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RE: European Mega Order At Ebace For Eclipse Aviation.

Fri May 25, 2007 4:45 am

Quoting OwlEye (Thread starter):
GENÈVE - Etirc, the aviation company of the Dutch businessman Roel Pieper has placed a mega-order of 120 Eclipse 500 businessjets. It also took an option of another 60 Eclipse 500s.

Roel Pieper was once second man of Philips and since then did all kind of ambiteous projects.

I saw him 2 days ago on the flight to Geneve, later on the EBACE & wondered what he was going to do. Later on I talked to Eclipse. They told me they have 1500 orders and are aiming to build multiple aircraft a day..

Other details: the aircraft fuselage is conventional aluminium, sections are made in South America.

I must admit I get some kind of internet boom feeling, suppliers promising miracles & experts say you have to be there or face the consequences, rookie investors seeing golden opportunities..

what about ATC, the environment, slots restrictions, speed trains, terrorism/safety, smuggling and the economic cycles..

Bringing it up will be seen as a sign you don´t understand. 1999 indeed..
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RE: European Mega Order At Ebace For Eclipse Aviation.

Fri May 25, 2007 6:33 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 2):
what about ATC, the environment, slots restrictions, speed trains, terrorism/safety, smuggling and the economic cycles..

Especially in Europe there are indeed some serious bumps to take to get the VLJ's 'in the air'. Flight International pointed to these expected difficulties last week...
 
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RE: European Mega Order At Ebace For Eclipse Aviat

Fri May 25, 2007 6:38 am

Quoting Keesje (Reply 2):

Other details: the aircraft fuselage is conventional aluminium, sections are made in South America.

Any idea who produces them?

Perhaps in which country?
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RE: European Mega Order At Ebace For Eclipse Aviation.

Fri May 25, 2007 8:06 am

Wow....EU airspace is going to be so incredibly busy with these little guys moving around. Thank goodness for RVSM

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