Kestrel Press Release
ONE Aviation™ Joins with Ascension Air for Personally Flown Timeshare Program
Las Vegas, Nevada — November 19, 2015 — ONE Aviation has partnered with Ascension Air of Atlanta, Georgia, to launch Contrails, a new personally-flown jet timeshare program featuring the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet. Ascension Air will be adding the Eclipse to its current fleet of Cirrus aircraft that are managed under a similar timeshare, lease, or jet card framework. The program includes participants being type-rated in the Eclipse Jet.
"The Contrails program that Jamail [Larkins] has built is really an incredible opportunity for a lot of Cirrus pilots to take a look at their natural step up aircraft," said Alan Klapmeier, CEO of ONE Aviation. "They can not only get to know the speed, safety, and efficiency of the Eclipse Jet without purchasing the aircraft, but they can be typed in the Eclipse and get to know how seamless it is to transition from a piston or turboprop. We think that this will really open up a new customer segment."
Ascension Air offers customers of the Contrails program training, professional aircraft management, a safety pilot to fly the Eclipse with them, streamlined scheduling, and easy access to their Eclipse fleet.
"The Contrails program will build on the success of our current Cirrus timeshare programs. Using the same model, we will bring access to personal jet transportation to an ever growing number of pilots that want the benefits of flying a jet without the worry of jet ownership," said Ascension Air President and CEO Jamail Larkins. "We will take delivery of the first of our Eclipse Jets next week and are very excited about the launch of this program."
The Eclipse 550 personal jet features best in class performance, economics, and safety. With the ability to fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet at a max cruise of 430 mph, while only consuming 59 gallons of fuel per hour, the Eclipse 550 is an efficient twin-engine jet, with a maximum range of 1,125 miles. Ascension Air will offer the Eclipse 550 through timeshare, lease and jetcard programs.
About ONE Aviation
ONE Aviation is a global manufacturing corporation which markets, produces, and delivers the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet, as it develops the Kestrel K350 single-engine turboprop. In addition, ONE Aviation will design, acquire, and build additional aircraft complementary to its two core products. ONE Aviation also provides engineering, maintenance, service, and support for the Eclipse 500 and Eclipse 550 fleet. For more information, please visit www.ONEaviation.aero.
About Ascension Air
Ascension Air is one of the fastest growing personally-flown fractional providers in the United States. Ascension currently manages the largest fleet of new Cirrus SR22Ts in the Southeast. The company has fractional hubs based in Atlanta and Fort Lauderdale. Ascension Air also leases, sells and charters business aircraft. For more on Ascension Air go to ascensionair.net.