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August 17, 2007

Personal Air vehicle, Dayjet air taxi and ecodriving coach

Nasa crowns a Personal Air Vehicle prize winner


Pipistral Virus is a 50mpg two seater plane that costs $70,000.

Dayjet, air taxi service, is nearing a soft launch


Eclipse 500

By Aug 21, 2007, Dayjet will have 11 jets. They are close to launching the first per-seat, on-demand air-taxi operation. before DayJet can fly passengers, first it must conduct proving runs--to satisfy the Federal Aviation Administration. After the FAA approves this process, DayJet's EA-500s will be added to the company's air carrier certificate. "We expect to fly passengers at the end of August or the beginning of September," he said. "As we'll do a soft launch for now, we'll have a grand opening later--maybe in September.

Six passengers, max cruising speed of 375 knots, range of 1,280 nautical miles,, gets 11 mpg, and costs less than $200/hr to operate.




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