Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. and Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. have inked an agreement for Sikorsky to make an investment in Eclipse, which provides engineering, service, and support for the fleet of 260 Eclipse 500 twin-engine jets.
“This agreement in principle affords us an opportunity to invest in a great product and to further leverage our strong aftermarket and product support capabilities for fixed wing applications,” said Mark Cherry, Vice President of Strategy and Synergy for Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.
During the first 13 months of profitable operation, Eclipse Aerospace has made strides with continued upgrades to current Eclipse jet features and operational capabilities, Eclipse officials said. In addition, Eclipse Aerospace has continued to rebrand its global supply chain and cultivate the existing and growing customer base to determine future market demand.
“We are elated about this potential new venture with Sikorsky Aircraft and the phenomenal reach we can extend to Eclipse Jet owners by access to the global service, support and supply chain network of Sikorsky,” stated Mason Holland, Chairman and CEO of Eclipse Aerospace, Inc. “With the closing of this agreement we would have it all — a phenomenal fuel efficient twin-engine jet, an enthusiastic customer base and a fantastic support staff, all coupled with the depth and strength of a sound and experienced partner, Sikorsky Aircraft!”