Eclipse Aviation, manufacturer of the world´s first very light jet (VLJ), announced during its first appearance at the Dubai Airshow, that it has sold 12 Eclipse 500 jets to Dubai Aerospace Enterprise Flight Academy (DAEFA). The purchase marks Eclipse Aviation´s entry into the ab initio flight training market. Delivery of these Eclipse 500s will begin in 2008.
DAEFA will use the Eclipse 500 jets in its new ab initio training program. DAE University plans to open the Flight Academy in March 2008.
DAEFA plans to train thousands of aerospace and aviation professionals to fill the shortage of airline pilots in the Middle East, Europe, India, and North Africa.According to Eclipse Aviation