Av8Jet Ltd and law firm Smith, Gambrell and Russell (SGR) have successfully closed, at EBACE, the sale of a 2007 Eclipse Aviation Corp. EA500.  Pictured above is John Norris, Managing Director of Av8jet Ltd and Jonathan Russell of SGR handing over the Bill of Sale after completing the transaction.

Av8Jet Managing Director, John Norris, commented, ‘after many years of starting sales at EBACE it is a pleasure to actually finish a sale at the show.’

The aircraft will be re-registered on the 2-Register operated for the new owners on Channel Jets new Air Operators Certificate out of Guernsey.
Senior Associate, Jonathan Russell recently joined SGR’s Global Transport Practice in London. Mr Russell commented that ‘SGR are delighted to have advised the new owner on the acquisition and operational aspects of the transaction. Generally, we have seen a healthy increase in pre-owned jet activity so far in 2018 and look forward to a very positive EBACE’.

David Hayman, MD of Channel Jets added ‘with our AOC recently issued, we aim to provide a high-speed jet taxi service to the Channel Islands business community to major financial centres like Luxembourg, Geneva and the Isle of Man.  As the Eclipse is by far the most economical jet in the world, we will be able to offer a fast, practical and direct product usable by the business community that doesn’t come with some of the negative stigmas of the larger more luxurious jets”.