Eclipse Aerospace donates jet to Veterans Airlift Command
Last year at the AOPA
Convention in Hartford,
Eclipse Aerospace (EAI) proudly announced the donation of an Eclipse Jet to the
Veterans Airlift Command (VAC).
An anonymous patron has donated
Eclipse Aerospace, in
conjunction with the donation, announced its commitment to contribute over
$500,000 towards converting this aircraft into one of the finest Total Eclipse
aircraft ever produced by EAI.
At the EAA Airventure in Oshkosh, Eclipse Aerospace
has presented to the Veterans Airlift Command the “Hero’s Total
Eclipse.” The aircraft was presented to General Richard B. Myers, Retired,
honorary vice chairman of the National Advisory Board of the Veterans Airlift
Command. General Myers retired as the 15th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of
Staff in October 2005, where he served as the principal military advisor to the
President, the Secretary of Defense and the National Security Council.
“Taking care of our wounded troops is a top priority of this country and
now with the VAC’s very own “Hero’s Total Eclipse,” our wounded
soldiers will be able to travel with their families in comfort to receive the
care they need,” said General Myers.
Eclipse Aerospace is
extremely proud of its contribution to the Veterans Airlift Command. “The
VAC is one of the greatest organizations we have heard of with regards to
supporting our returning troops,” stated Mason Holland, chairman and chief
executive of Eclipse Aerospace.
“In this time when our
Country has called upon our troops to make the sacrifices they have for our
freedom and safety, it was easy for Eclipse Aerospace to do its part for them
as they return home,” continued Holland.
“It is a privilege and honour to be to giving our troops and their
families a lift.”