Kestrel Press Release
Jet Lounge Named as ONE Aviation's Second Eclipse European Jet Distributor
Oshkosh, WI — July 21, 2015 — ONE Aviation is pleased to announce the selection of Jet Lounge GmbH as its exclusive representative of the Eclipse 550, Eclipse SE, and Kestrel 350 in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland, and the non-French speaking portions of Switzerland and Belgium. Jet Lounge will have operations in Germany and the Netherlands.
Jet Lounge has recently purchased an Eclipse 550, fully loaded with auto throttles, anti-skid brakes, and all other optional features for the Eclipse 550, and will have it available for use in flight demonstrations when they return to Europe after EAA AirVenture 2015 in Oshkosh.
"We want to expose pilots and customers to our new products and showcase their efficiency, speed, and how easy they are to step into. We believe that Alexandra and her team are going to do a great job of introducing the Eclipse into their region," said Ken Ross, president of ONE Aviation. "We are excited to welcome Jet Lounge into our family of ONE Aviation Distributors."
Alexandra Knorr, managing director of Jet Lounge, was a former director with Cirrus Sales & Service and General Enterprises in the Netherlands. Knorr recently attained her type certificate in the Eclipse 550 while holding fewer than 200 hours experience in a Cirrus SR22. No other pilot has become type-rated in the Eclipse with less total flying time. She feels that her receiving of a type-rating highlights the ease of flight of the Eclipse Jet.
"I had never flown a jet before I went in for my type-rating in the Eclipse," said Knorr. "I thought it would be a challenge walking into training with so few hours, but in the end the avionics system in the Eclipse is so simple and intuitive and the training program so thorough and professional that it was simple to learn. This is exactly what I want to share with Europe: that the Eclipse 550 is safe and easy to fly."