“"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."”
Elite Aviation Files Suit for Unpaid Flights
Charter operator Elite Aviation has filed a breach-of-contract and fraud complaint against broker JetCardPlus and some individuals who set up and operated charters arranged by the broker and flown by Elite. The lawsuit filed by Van Nuys, Calif.-based Elite seeks more than $220,000, plus interest, attorney fees and court costs. The money was supposed to have been held in trust, then paid to Elite for charters it flew for JetCardPlus, according to the complaint, which charged that the defendants instead used the funds "for their own personal benefit." JetCardPlus didn't comment on the lawsuit, which Elite filed in California Superior Court.