NC-Based Company Selects S-33, S-40 Models
Austin Blue, President of Spectrum Aeronautical, LLC, announced
Monday his company has received a "significant" fleet order for the
Independence model S-33 and Freedom model S-40 business jets. The
order was placed by Jetpool, LLC, of Charlotte, NC.
"I’m pleased Jetpool has selected Spectrum’s
equipment to expand their operations as they have a unique and
effective business model,:" said Blue. "Jetpool has turned shared
and single jet ownership into an affordable yet hassle-free
proposition. They tackle all the complex aspects of the ownership
experience by applying the operational precision that comes from
being owned and led almost exclusively by military veterans."
Spectrum’s Director of Sales, Gary Bushouse, added "In
addition to their management services, they’re also offering
a `mentor pilot' program staffed with former Navy aviators. That
type of talent, serving as mentor pilots, is the optimal way to
transition to jets."
Ryan Stone, CEO of Jetpool, said the Spectrum family of
aircraft was chosen after an extensive evaluation of alternative
light jet aircraft.
"We looked at every VLJ coming into the market, and Spectrum was
an easy choice. Spectrum’s products will give our shared
ownership clients high performing `regular' sized aircraft at a VLJ
weight and price -- the value proposition is truly disruptive."
is headquartered in Carlsbad, CA with its development center
located in Spanish Fork, UT. The company is developing two jets:
the Freedom, a nine-place mid-sized jet, scheduled for
certification and first deliveries in 2009 and the Independence, an
eight-place light jet, scheduled for certification and initial
deliveries during 2010. Both aircraft feature composite fuselage
and structure technology, resulting in empty weights that are about
40% less than comparably sized aluminum aircraft.
In addition to their regular services, Jetpool again is
sponsoring a VLJ symposium at their Charlotte, NC headquarters
March 7-8. This year’s program is expected to attract over
1,000 attendees from the US and abroad, as well as a number of VLJ