USA-based Eclipse Aerospace build the world’s most fuel efficient business jet, the Eclipse. 2013 saw the launch of the new model 550. The twin engine jet aircraft can take up to 6 people over 1100 nautical miles, at more than 400mph at 41,000 feet. London to the south of Spain would be a mission cost of less than £2,000 for up to 6 people.
As well as 2 engines, meaning unparalleled safety of any other aircraft in its class, the 550 offers features not seen in jets under $10M including auto-throttles, anti-skid braking, 3D synthetic vision and infrared-enhanced vision avionics allowing superb pilot position and terrain awareness in poor weather. The company has one simple goal; to produce the world’s safest, most technologically advanced and efficient twin engine jet.
UK-based company Aeris Aviation is the exclusive distributor for Eclipse Aerospace in Europe.
The purchase price of the jet is circa £1.9M (USD $2.895M). Aeris also offer a fractional ownership package starting at £300,000 for up to 8 people. This is a worry-free, “turnkey” solution offering full management of the aircraft including insurance, maintenance, hangarage and pilot.
Demonstration flights can be arranged at £950 per hour and can be organised by emailing.