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.