North American Jet Charter Group, LLC announced the delivery of its first Florida-based Eclipse 500 Very Light Jet. Based at Boca Aviation at Boca Raton Airport (BCT), the 2 pilot / 4 passenger VLJ is available for charter services to the Bahamas and other regional destinations.
Phil Mathews, President of Air Partner, a leading global air charter provider with US headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, believes the Eclipse will greatly enhance the charter market in South Florida. He commented, “The Eclipse will undoubtedly bring the significant benefits of private charter to a new segment of travelers, while offering a very cost-efficient alternative for shorter trips to our existing customers.”
North American Jet Charter Group plans to expand its VLJ fleet to accommodate the increasing number of Eclipses being delivered throughout the United States. In June 2007, the company operated the world’s first passenger revenue flight on a VLJ. Since then, North American Jet has expanded its VLJ fleet to six, with 5 Eclipses based at Chicago Executive Airport.
According to The Air Charter Journal