Eclipse Aerospace, the new owner of the remaining assets formerly owned by Eclipse Aviation, intends to open the doors September 1, 2009. Eclipse Aerospace, which offered $40 millions for the assets, was the only bidder in the bankruptcy proceedings.
According to New Mexico Business Weekly in Hirings rise as new Eclipse feels wind under its wings, Eclipse has already started hiring. Mike Press, one of the two Eclipse Aerospace investors:
“We have more than 600 resumes from former Eclipse employees [who] want to come back to work,” Press said. “We won’t hire back any of the old executive management, but we will re-hire engineers and the people who actually built the jet. There are a lot of high-quality, highly trained workers ready to come back to work.”
Tough break for the "old executive management," or maybe not!
First order of business is to support the existing fleet of Eclipse jets, but Press isn't content with that. He says, “It will take us at least six months, but a maximum of 18 months, to re-start production.”
Re-start production? As much as I'd like to see that happen my question would be, "what's different, other than the management team?" Mainly, where is the money to fund this going to come from? There must be a plan here, right?