““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.’” ”
Bizjet Order Is Largest Ever
VistaJet has placed a firm order for 56 Bombardier Global aircraft, with options for up to another 86. At $7.8 billion, the deal represents the largest single transaction in the history of business aviation. Deliveries of this latest batch of Bombardier jets under firm order are due to begin in January 2014 and run through the end of 2017. The aircraft included in the contract consist of 25 Global 5000s, with options for 40 more; 25 Global 6000s, with options for another 40; and six Global 8000s, along with an equal number of options. The aircraft will be deployed in growth markets, including Russia, China, the Middle East and all of Africa.