Company Aims To Have Jet In White Plains By October
ownership operater OurPLANE announced Thursday the forthcoming
arrival of the first Eclipse 500 VLJ to New York’s White
Plains Airport in early October 2006.
OurPLANE says the plane will be the first Eclipse in the NY
area, and one of the very first available nationwide to serve the
newly evolving air-taxi market.
OurPLANE plans to offer the Eclipse 500 VLJ to both GA pilots --
who qualify to fly the E500 themselves -- as well as
small-to-medium-size businesses and business travelers (non-pilots)
to make the dream of corporate or personal private jet a reality at
a shockingly low price.
"This is unprecedented
and marks an entire new era," said Graham Casson, OurPLANE founder
and CEO (right). "Now virtually every person who travels -- pilot,
business owner or otherwise -- can afford their own private,
personal jet thanks to Eclipse and OurPLANE."
Casson said that OurPLANE's fractional ownership program for the
Eclipse 500 will "start at $329,000, with fixed costs of $3500 and
hourly operating costs of $469 making an Eclipse private jet
affordable for everybody."
Casson notes those costs are dramatically lower than anything
else available in the aviation market today.
OurPLANE claims that share owners get up to 95 percent
availability with their shared aircraft, and proves it with average
daily flying time of a meager 1.6 hrs/day.
"There is a misperception that one gives up flexibility and
availability in buying an fractional aircraft," Casson said.
"Clearly our historical data proves that is simply not true.
Eclipse is making history and as the leading VLJ and OurPLANE is
confident that they will meet our customers needs like no other
company or product currently available. I applaud Vern Raburn and
his entire team."
While awaiting the arrival of its first Eclipse VLJ,
OurPLANE also features Cessna 182 Skylanes, Cirrus SR20s &
SR22s, and Raytheon Bonanza A36s and King Air C90B aircraft.