““[Bill Gates] has been historically one of my best supporters…One of my favorite e-mails he ever sent me…I proposed this crazy project. And he sent back this two-line response: ‘This has got to be the craziest thing you’ve ever suggested. Please proceed.’” ”
Adam Aircraft Sells Very Light Jets in China
Adam Aircraft may have taken the first very light jet order from the People's Republic of China. The Denver-based manufacturer announced receipt of a firm order for 50 AdamJet A700 twin-boom VLJs from Hainan Zhong Hang Tai General Aviation Airlines, the China-based operating entity of Ameritech Aerospace.
The acquisition, according to Adam Aircraft, is part of the Chinese company's strategy of capitalizing on the country's fast-growing general aviation market with a fractional-share program and air-taxi operation. Adam expects the A700 to receive FAA certification in early 2008.