Originally published in The Boston Globe on July 10, 2007
By Chris Reidy, Globe staff
Linear Air, a Concord-based air taxi service, said today it has taken delivery of its first Eclipse 500, a so-called "very light jet" that's designed to reduce the costs of personal air travel.
Linear Air said that the Eclipse 500 will be ferried later this week to Hanscom Field in Bedford, where it will soon enter into service.
According to Linear Air, the Eclipse 500 cruises at more than 400 miles per hour, seats three or four passengers with two pilots, and has a range of more than 1,000 miles.
Linear Air said it has ordered 30 Eclipse 500 jets, which are scheduled for delivery over the next two years.
The Eclipse 500 is manufactured by Eclipse Aviation Corp. of New Mexico.