“"Many years ago, our company founder, Al Conklin, sold a new twin-engine business aircraft to a very successful entrepreneur. He had established a bit of a rapport with the individual and, after the sale, asked him straight out, 'How can you justify the cost of this airplane?' His reply? 'What is the cost of a divorce?'"–David Wyndham, president, Conklin & de Decker”
John Travolta Named Bombardier Brand Ambassador
Bombardier has announced that actor, film producer and pilot John Travolta is now a "brand ambassador" for the Canadian
aircraft manufacturer's Learjet, Challenger and
Global jets. Travolta, a vocal advocate for corporate aviation, has added type rating for the Challenger 601 (which he recently purchased) to the list of approximately a dozen airliners and business jet models that he is qualified to fly. According to Travolta, business aviation provides him with "flexibility, privacy, security, and most importantly, timesaving--meaning I have the ability to keep up with my busy schedule and have more time for my family, which is very important to me."