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Wed, Apr 01, 2009

Quixotic Enterprises Enters Eclipse Bidding Fray

To Reintroduce "Dulcinea 500" VLJ In 2010

ANN APRIL 1st "SPECIAL" EDITION: There's apparently yet another company hoping to purchase the assets and intellectual property of now-defunct Eclipse Aviation. Aero-News received word Wednesday of a mysterious entity, known only as "Quixotic Enterprises Inc. LLC."

In an exclusive interview, Quixotic president Mike Cervantes agreed to give ANN certain details of the company's plan.

"We know what you're thinking -- that our name aptly summarizes what many feel is the term that best describes any attempt to revive Eclipse," Cervantes said, in a voice that started out meek but grew in timbre to a powerful bravado. "Some may think this is only a charade, yet I firmly believe it's a noble quest to dream the impossible dream, to fight the unbeatable foes -- certain technological integration issues, an extraordinarily high debt load and gross production man-hour underestimations in this particular case -- and follow that star, no matter how hopeless or how far.

"The world will be better for this," he added. "We'll fight on with our last ounce of courage to bring the rechristened Dulcinea 500 to market in late 2010," at a price estimated at somewhere north of $3.2 million, according to outside reports.

If Quixotic Enterprises is successful in winning rights to Eclipse assets, Cervantes admits he plans to move the current production facilities in Albuquerque, NM to the tiny, impoverished village of La Mancha, Spain... "where many hundreds of skilled workers were recently laid off with the closure of the local windmill factory."

Citing industry sources, the Albuquerque Journal reports Alonso Quijana, an elderly man, has backed the company's bidding efforts with up to $30 million in unrestricted financing. A spokesman for Quijana, S. Panza, refused comment.

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