No, it's not to modernize the ATC system. No, it's not to alleviate commercial airline delays. No, it's not for anything that will benefit the little guy pilot.
With exquisite timing, Boeing chooses a travel weekend that could go down in the annals of airborne horror to deliver a top-of-the-line Boeing Business Jet that will be assigned to Congress - those folks who have charged billions in air travel taxes over the decades and left us with 1930s blind-landing technology.
The C-40C, jam-packed with 40 seats by luxury-jet specialists at Greenpoint Technologies, is the third and last of a batch ordered in 2005.
When commercial First Class simply won't do:
Never let it be said that we don't know how to treat our Royalty in this country.