A Los Angeles aerospace company will develop the next generation of very light jets at its hangar at Whiteman Airport in Pacoima. Millennium Aerospace is developing the Foxjet II planes for Eckhaus Leasing Group, a sister company of Eckhaus Fleet LLC, a large vehicle fleet company. Eckhaus is purchasing 250 of the aircraft with the first delivery in 2010. The engineering and design work for the Foxjet II will be done in Pacoima and the manufacturing out of state, said Barry Marshall, product development director for Millennium. The Foxjet II carries up to 6 passengers with a top speed of 400 miles per hour and a range of 1,400. The aircraft carries a base price of $1.75 million. “Our designers and engineers have been working long and hard to take the [very light jet] genre to the next level, and that effort results in many things that set the Foxjet II apart from the competition,” Marshall said.
New Light Jet Takes Shape In Pacoima