Eclipse Aviation to Launch Second Eclipse 500 Online Sale
Nov. 16, 2007, Albuquerque, NM- Eclipse Aviation has announced that it will auction another Eclipse 500
November 16, 2007 By Carey Fredericks
Nov. 16, 2007, Albuquerque, NM- Following the success of its first
online listing, Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the world's first very
light jet (VLJ), has announced that it will list another Eclipse 500
This second auction, provided through a private label online
marketplace powered by eBay, is part of a continuing program to sell
early position Eclipse 500s. The auction will begin at 8:00 a.m. PST
November 19, 2007 and conclude at 5:00 p.m. PST November 29, 2007. The
aircraft's serial number is 000082 and will be available for customer
delivery in Albuquerque in early December 2007.
Eclipse Aviation's first online sale concluded when Morten Wagner, a
private pilot from Denmark, successfully placed his winning bid right
before the online auction closed. More than 200 people were registered
on the Eclipse private online marketplace for the first listing.
"We're proud to continue our partnership with eBay, the online
marketplace pioneer," said Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse
Aviation. "We received a considerable amount of interest in our first
online endeavor and are excited to offer another opportunity to buy and
receive an Eclipse 500 now."
The 11-day auction is available to existing Eclipse Aviation Bidders'
Club members, as well as anyone interested in purchasing an Eclipse 500.
The Bidders' Club, which was originally offered in May 2000, accrues its
members Eclipse dollars to allocate toward the auction purchase. While
this program is no longer available, non-members who place the same
$5,000 refundable deposit prior to bidding will be able to bid in the
Serial number 000082 offers the following equipment: LX Edition, Diablo
LX Interior, Part 135 Package, Blue-Backlit Instrument Panel, CoPilot
Package, SkyWatch HP, Class B TAWS, Radar Altimeter, Taxi/Recognition
Lights, Installation Kit, Exterior striping in LX-3 style with Jade Mist
Green and Castle Tan as the striping colors. Its retail price with all
optional equipment is $1,844,804.30.
To bid on this aircraft, participants can log in to Eclipse's online
private marketplace at http://auction.eclipseaviation.com , register to
bid and place the required $5,000 refundable deposit, which is
applicable toward the winning bid.
Per the terms of the Eclipse Bidders' Club, bidding will begin at 95
percent of the invoice price of the specified Eclipse 500. The balance
of the winning bid is due to Eclipse within seven business days after
the listing closes. Detailed information about the Eclipse 500
available for bidding, including performance specifications and
installed equipment, is posted on the marketplace website at
About Eclipse Aviation
Eclipse Aviation is the world's leading very light jet (VLJ)
manufacturer, producing innovative, affordable jets that are
revolutionizing air transportation. The company created the VLJ
category with the design, certification and delivery of the Eclipse 500
– the industry's first VLJ. Eclipse applies advanced technologies,
manufacturing processes and business practices to create
high-performance aircraft that cost a fraction of other jets, and
provide the lowest cost of jet ownership ever achieved. By changing the
value proposition for private jet travel, Eclipse is allowing more
pilots to enter the world of jet-powered aviation and enabling a new
generation of entrepreneurs to help business travelers move between
cities on a quick, affordable and convenient basis. Contact Eclipse at