John Travolta Named Bombardier Brand Ambassador

Thursday, September 22, 2011 - 7:09pm

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."

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““When I made the film The Invention of Lying, they gave me a private jet for getting back and forth between New York and London. I thought, ‘I will never use it’ but I ended up using it every weekend. You turn up, right, and the airport is completely empty. I mean, there’s just someone at the desk and then the pilot, who says, ‘Are you ready to go?’ and you say, ‘Don’t you want to see my passport?’ and he goes, ‘Oh yeah, I suppose I’d better.’” ”

-—actor and comedian Ricky Gervais