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VLJs head to India with Club One Air

VLJs head to India with Club One Air

Very light jets (VLJs) could be criss-crossing Indian skies in 2008, with fractional ownership operator Club One Air confirming that it is in talks with two manufacturers to set up a maintenance and charter business for the aircraft in the country.

He confirmed that one of the two companies is Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the six-seat Eclipse 500. Other VLJ manufacturers include Cessna, with the Citation Mustang, Adam Aircraft and its A700, and Embraer with the Phenom 100. If the venture takes off, it is likely to be the first commercial aviation operation offering VLJs in India. If everything goes according to plan, Club One Air plans to have its first VLJ in service around March and add another 10 over the following year. These will be available under the company´s fractional ownership plans.

Club One Air is likely to invest around 5 billion rupees ( $ 126 million). The selected partner will provide the aircraft and maintenance technology.

According to Flightglobal.com

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