Look who's talking about the Challenger 350 at the Bombardier stand , urban flyboy John Travolta.
To a crowd of hundreds gathered around the mock-up of Bombardier's re-engined, super-midsize jet, Travolta explained how deep is his love for the new aircraft. "I want one!" he said.
Travolta wasn't jive talking a load of pulp fiction, either. Call it a case of flight fever.
Bombardier had invited its most famous Challenger 601 pilot and owner on a recent test flight and simulator ride for the new Challenger 350.
If Travolta's opinion matters in the market, Bombardier will be easily staying alive in the increasingly crowded super-midsize sector.
"It's a pilot-friendly airplane like nothing I've ever seen," Travolta says.
Travolta's test flight showed the Challenger 350 is more like a swordfish than a broken arrow, particularly its greased lightning time-to-climb speed profile.
"We could fly from zero to 41,000ft," Travolta says, "and break records."
http://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/ebace-john-travolta-serenades-challenger-350-386151/ STEPHEN TRIMBLE