“"I've got a list of corporations that have gotten out of their airplanes [because of criticism from politicians]. It is the stupidest thing I've ever seen. When you look at the time and cost savings; it does not make sense not to fly [privately]. You can't let public perception interfere with your business decision to fly. It either is a good business decision or it isn't."”
Adam Aircraft Falls Into Bankruptcy
Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., suspended operations on February 11 and four days later filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning the company will be liquidated. Adam had certified the A500 piston twin and was working on certification of the A700 very light jet. Although Lynn Tilton, CEO of MD Helicopters, had suggested at the annual Heli-Expo convention in late February that her company's financial backers might be interested in purchasing the assets of a "struggling VLJ manufacturer," no developments along these lines have yet been announced.