““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.’” ”
Gulfstream May Launch G250 at NBAA/Orlando
Two weeks before Gulfstream Aerospace unveiled the G650 last March, a J.P. Morgan report predicted that the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer would launch two models this year. It now appears the forecast was right, as introduction of the G250 (a successor to the super-midsize G200) is reportedly nearing and could come at the National Business Aviation Association Convention (October 3 to 6, in Orlando, Fla.). Industry observers expect the G250 to address some of the G200's shortcomings, namely range and runway performance, by incorporating a redesigned wing leading edge, complete with a bleed-air anti-icing system and a new T-tail.