““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.’” ”
Middle East Business Aviation Show Shaping Up
The Middle East Business Aviation conference and exhibition, scheduled for January 31 and February 1 in Dubai, is shaping up well, according to organizers. The list of exhibitors already includes some of the best-known business aviation manufacturers- Airbus, Boeing Business Jets, Bombardier, Cessna Aircraft, Dassault Falcon Jet and Piaggio-and some 30 aircraft are scheduled to appear in the static display. Fairs and Exhibitions-which is organizing the event as part of a strategic alliance with the Middle East Business Aviation Association-anticipates that some 300 delegates will attend, along with as many as 3,000 industry professionals. For more details, access the show Web site at www.meba.aero.