A New Day(Jet) Is Dawning
By Elliot Borin, Air TaxiFlights.com
Flashback to the mid-90s and see Citrix Systems founder and CEO Ed Iacobucci on an airliner … and another airliner, and another, and another. See Ed Iacobucci averaging about 40 days a year at home with his young family, sacrificing quality of life at the altar of corporate responsibility. Flash forward a few years to 1999 and see Ed and his wife Nancy posing next to Ed's new "car" - a Lear 60 intended to help him balance the equation between career and family.
Now it's 2001. Recently retired from Citrix, a restless Ed Iacobucci is wondering what to do next. One thing he knows for sure, he doesn't want to launch another software company - his vision is bigger, more dramatic than that. He dreams of venturing into an entirely different industry. An industry like aviation.
As Vicky Harris remembers it "Vern Rayburn was talking about the Eclipse being the Model T of aviation, a jet aircraft with a low acquisition and operating cost, and the idea began to click. Ed saw that being able to acquire a lot of small efficient airplanes for the cost of one big one opened a world of options, like being able to serve one passenger at a time if you wanted to. "
In an exclusive interview with AirTaxiFlights.com writer Elliot Borin, Vicky Harris explains where DayJet is and where it's going.
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