“"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”
Gulfstream Tops in Product Support Survey
For the fifth year in a row, Gulfstream received highest honors in the product-support survey of BJT sister publication Aviation International News. The Savannah, Ga.-based company took the top spot among manufacturers of newer business jets (less than 10 years old), achieving the highest response ratings in six of nine categories, while its support of earlier models swept the older business jet group with the highest ratings in all nine categories. Pilatus topped the newer-turboprop group by the slimmest of margins, while the venerable King Air fleet took first place among older turboprops. Finally, Bell Helicopter retained the lead in rotorcraft support. Some 1,450 readers completed the survey. Full results are posted on
www.AINonline.com in the "Resource Center."