““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.’” ”
Overseas Maintenance Service Launches
Single Point of Contact, based in Corona, Calif., has introduced an aircraft maintenance service exclusively for overseas locations. Pricing depends on the regions where an operator needs coverage and the length of the contract. A map at
www.singlepointassist.com shows airports covered and the support available at each. Areas not in the network may be added by request. Single Point isn't a directory service, said president Richard Gardner, but "an on-demand, hands-on solution to your maintenance issue."