Ed Iacobucci

June 27, 2013 - 2:05pm

DayJet founder Ed Iacobucci died last Friday after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. After he left Citrix Systems, the software maker that he co-founded, in the early 2000s, Iacobucci started laying the groundwork for per-seat, on-demand charter operator DayJet and placed an order for 239 Eclipse 500s in May 2005. DayJet started operations in October 2007 but ceased flying 11 months later.

December 1, 2008 - 5:34am

Per-seat, on-demand very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi firm DayJet on November 14 filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation), just four days after company founder Ed Iacobucci expressed doubt at a VLJ air-taxi conference (see page 40) that the Boca Raton, Fla.-based charter operator would be resurrected.

November 20, 2008 - 11:03am

Per-seat, on-demand very light jet (VLJ) air-taxi firm DayJet last Friday filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy (liquidation), just four days after company founder Ed Iacobucci expressed doubt at a VLJ air-taxi conference that the Boca Raton, Fla.-based charter operator would be resurrected.

November 11, 2008 - 9:52am

DayJet’s future is still uncertain and will be a “fundamentally different business” if operations resume, according to DayJet chairman Ed Iacobucci, one of the keynote speakers at the Aviation Week VLJ forum that kicked off today in West Palm Beach, Fla. The company ceased operations on September 19, less than a year after its launch, but is still seeking investors and plans to restructure and modify its goals, Iacobucci said.

September 30, 2008 - 6:32am

Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet–the per-seat, on-demand charter operator of Eclipse 500 very light jets–ceased operations and let go of most of its employees on September 19, almost exactly a year after it started its air-taxi service in Florida before gradually expanding service to cover much of the Southeast.

September 29, 2008 - 11:34am

Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet–the per-seat, on-demand charter operator of the Eclipse 500– ceased operations and let go most of its approximately 150 employees on September 19, almost exactly a year after it started very light jet air-taxi operations in Florida and then gradually expanded service to cover much of the Southeast.

June 9, 2008 - 6:27am

On May 6, very light jet air-taxi operator DayJet put its growth plans on hold after failing to obtain another $50 million in funding to progress to the next stage. As a result, the per-seat, on-demand air taxi laid off 100 of its roughly 260 employees and seeks to sell or lease 16 of its 28 Eclipse 500s.

May 8, 2008 - 12:17pm

On Tuesday, Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet made the difficult decision to put its growth plans on hold after not being able to obtain another $50 million in funding to move to the next stage. As a result, the per-seat, on-demand air-taxi operator laid off 100 of its roughly 260 employees and now plans to sell or lease out 16 of its 28 Eclipse 500s. Listen to DayJet president and CEO Ed Iacobucci tell the story in his own words.

May 6, 2008 - 10:59am

Eclipse 500 air-taxi operator DayJet has “reduced its employee base across most areas of its business,” according to president and CEO Ed Iacobucci in a statement released earlier this afternoon. DayJet hoped to raise another $40 million of operating capital in the first quarter of this year, he wrote, “but suffice it to say that given the current state of the U.S.

February 5, 2008 - 11:22am

Boca Raton, Fla.-based DayJet last month reached its 100th day since starting per-seat on-demand service in the Southeast with its fleet of 28 Eclipse 500 very light jets. Company president and CEO Ed Iacobucci told AIN that DayJet is still “just getting booted up” and that he remains cautiously optimistic about the air-taxi concept. “What’s really exciting is that the business model now exists.”

 
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