Eclipse Aviation makes statement on DayJet Corp.
Sept 23, 2008, Albuquerque, NM - Eclipse Aviation is aware that DayJet Corp. eliminated most of its workforce Friday and ceased commercial air taxi operations.
September 23, 2008 By Carey Fredericks
Sept 23, 2008, Albuquerque, NM – Eclipse Aviation is aware that DayJet Corp. eliminated
most of its workforce Friday and ceased commercial air taxi operations.
DayJet has taken delivery of 28 Eclipse 500s from Eclipse Aviation.
While DayJet was Eclipse's largest customer, Eclipse's business model
and success has never relied solely on DayJet. Eclipse still has
hundreds of orders to fill independent of DayJet, and existing customers
will be happy and eager to move up in line. Eclipse also anticipates
ongoing interest in the United States as well as fulfilling the strong
demand for the Eclipse 500 in the global markets.
DayJet is accredited with starting the air taxi revolution with its
affordable "Per-Seat, On-Demand" jet service. While DayJet was able to
fulfill the demonstrated growing demand for this new market, the company
was unfortunately unable to raise the capital it required to continue
its operations in the current environment. The air taxi market is now a
proven market and Eclipse anticipates other companies will look at the
market to determine how the needs of the regional executive traveler can