“"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”
Adam Aircraft Falls Into Bankruptcy
Adam Aircraft of Englewood, Colo., suspended operations on February 11 and four days later filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy, meaning the company will be liquidated. Adam had certified the A500 piston twin and was working on certification of the A700 very light jet. Although Lynn Tilton, CEO of MD Helicopters, had suggested at the annual Heli-Expo convention in late February that her company's financial backers might be interested in purchasing the assets of a "struggling VLJ manufacturer," no developments along these lines have yet been announced.