If you had just bought a $23 million corporate jet, do you think the manufacturer would tell you if it knew the airplane had a potentially dangerous mechanical problem? When a dozen professional pilots were asked that question, each responded in the affirmative. “Of course–the OEMs are required by law to disclose that sort of thing,” one said. But the truth isn’t quite so simple.
General Electric TF34
General Electric, the global giant with $126 billion in annual revenue, is at NBAA ’02 (Booth No. 633) with the expressed intent to expand its role in corporate and regional aviation.