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Associated Aircraft Group adds Total Eclipse jet

Oct. 11, 2011, Stratford, Conn. - Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), a subsidiary of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has announced the addition of the Total Eclipse Twin-Engine Jet to its fleet of Sikorsky S-76® executive helicopters.


October 11, 2011
By Carey Fredericks

The jet service provides AAG customers additional options to meet their travel needs, while expanding the company’s service area.

“The Eclipse Jet is a natural expansion of the services we currently provide with our Sikorsky S-76 helicopter fleet. The speed and efficiency of the Eclipse will enable us to greatly expand our service offerings to connect metro New York with New England, the Mid Atlantic, the Mid West and beyond, at a price point unmatched by older, less efficient aircraft,” said AAG President Scott Ashton in making the announcement. “The Eclipse light jet also matches the largest segment of our passenger load requirements while benefitting the environment with 30-to-50 percent less fuel burn than competing jets.”

The addition of Eclipse charter services provides AAG clients with both fixed and rotary wing options to meet their travel needs. In addition, the Eclipse service will increase AAG’s service area by 1,125 nautical miles from the metro New York area and fly at a maximum speed of 430 miles per hour. In addition, the Eclipse will provide AAG customers access to more than 6,000 airports across the United States and Canada.

AAG’s Eclipse aircraft is configured for executive travel, with all-leather interiors, exceptionally quiet cabins, dual climate zone temperature controls and satellite phone capability.

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