Kestrel Press Release
ONE Aviation™ Receives EASA Certification for the Eclipse 550
Las Vegas, Nevada — November 18, 2015 — ONE Aviation announced today that the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) has awarded type certification for the Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet.
"This is a significant event for ONE Aviation and the global future of the Eclipse," said Alan Klapmeier, ONE Aviation's CEO. "The Eclipse perfectly fits the typical European mission profile, one that involves carrying three or four passengers a thousand nautical miles."
ONE Aviation currently has two European distributors who have been anxiously awaiting this development, Aeris Aviation, located in Lane Forest, Guernsey (EGJB), and Jetlounge in Schönhagen, Germany (EDAZ) and Eelde, The Netherlands (EHGG).
"We are thrilled to have EASA certification in place," says David Hayman, CEO of Aeris Aviation. "This now opens the EU OPS market [European equivalent of Part 135] for the Eclipse, allowing us to sell into charter operations and air taxi services which we believe will be a great fit for the this aircraft."
Alexandra Knorr, CEO of Jetlounge, agrees: "This certification is an incredible development. Not only can we sell into charter services, but this also opens up sales to private aviators across Europe who only want to fly an EASA certified aircraft. We already have sales contingent upon certification and are excited to make these deliveries early next year."
Modifactions on the aircraft in order to comply with EASA regulations are minimal and can be completed in less than a day. The Eclipse 550 twin-engine jet from ONE Aviation features best in class performance, economics, and safety. The Eclipse 550 can fly at altitudes up to 41,000 feet at a max cruise of 430 mph, all while consuming a mere 59 gallons of fuel per hour, making it the most efficient twin-engine jet on the planet.
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.