We Did It!!!
Well, that's what I was expecting. Instead, the Eclipse press release was uncharacteristically humble.
“In spite of the hurdles we’ve encountered and those that still lie ahead, this is a day to reflect on what has been accomplished,” said Vern Raburn, president and CEO of Eclipse Aviation. “We successfully launched a new aviation company, developed and certified a truly revolutionary aircraft and created a whole new market segment that helped return relevancy and growth to general aviation.”
No claim as to how they would ramp production up to 1,000 units per year.
No claim as to building an airplane whose operating costs would compete with airline fares.
No claim for meeting or exceeding the original design goals.
Next event - The National Business Aircraft Association convention starting October 17th. All the aviation press will be there...I hope they ask some tough questions.