Ocean Sky believes the US $ 1.3 million cost of providing eight jets for the making of the new James Bond movie Quantum of Solace will pay long-term business dividends in key markets such as Russia.
The final cost of winning what Ocean Sky bills as the biggest on-screen placement deal of all time (first reported exclusively by EBAN on 6 May 2008) emerged as the film approached its release on 31 October.
Kurosh Tehranchian, ceo, says: "Everyone loves 007 and the Bond films. They have a continuing popularity years after they are released. Significantly, in some parts of the world, particularly Russia which is one key country where we operate, Bond has quite a fanatical following."
The entire production budget of the film is estimated at US $ 150 million and Ocean Sky provided US $ 190 million worth of aircraft including a Challenger 604, a G550, two Lear 45s and a Lear 60 with some key scenes shot in a recreation of an Ocean Sky terminal. "Eight Ocean Sky aircraft will not only be on screen, but actors will be seen wearing Ocean Sky uniforms," says Tehranchian.
Private jet travel is booming, despite the economic slowdown, thanks to demand from oil producing regions, Tehranchian says. He predicts that Ocean Sky´s 2008 revenues will be nearly double those of 2007, reaching around US $ 150 million.