Thu, Jul 12, 2007
Will Build On Fleet Of Caravan Turboprops
They've waited for awhile now... but Linear Air tells ANN it
expects to receive its first Eclipse 500 jet shortly.
Chief Pilot Sean Dignan and Captain Dana DellaCroce will ferry
the airplane from Albuquerque to Hanscom Field in Bedford,
Massachusetts later this week. The company plans to become the
first carrier to operate an Eclipse 500 jet taxi, promising a new
era of personal air transportation at business airline prices.
Linear Air is based in Concord, MA and says it provides
short-hop personal air travel to executives and families with
outstanding customer service, flexibility and convenience at
attractive fares. As ANN reported, the company
had 30 Eclipse 500s on order as of April 2006.
"The revolutionary nature of the Eclipse 500 clearly captures
the imagination," said Linear Air CEO William Herp. "Over seven
years and half a billion dollars in the making, the Eclipse
features state-of-the-art engineering and systems designed for
unprecedented safety and reliability with operating costs that put
personal air travel within the grasp of average business travelers
– a tantalizing notion to say the least.
"Our team couldn’t be more excited to be first to offer
the Eclipse to the traveling public," Herp added.
The company boasts the largest fleet of executive Cessna Grand
Caravan propjets in the US. The Eclipse 500 will allow Linear Air
to expand its existing propjet service within point-to-point
500-mile regional networks around major metropolitan areas.
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