““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.’” ”
Here comes tomorrow's business jets
While an economic recovery sputters in the U.S. and Europe, business jet manufacturers foresee continued growth in such emerging markets as China, Latin America and Russia.
Many of these manufacturers have invested in new airplanes and in major upgrades of current models and are already being rewarded by sales in those emerging markets. The first of these new airplanes—nearly 20 of them—are expected to enter service between now and 2016.
What follows is a capsule look at business jets that have been funded and are in the development pipeline.
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