Aviation: Small Jets for Big Business

Corporate jets flew onto the market a few years ago at a time when most businessmen were reluctant to buy such expensive gadgets for fear of irritating cost-conscious stockholders. But improvement in corporate profits and the introduction of new and cheaper jets have allayed much of that fear. Many a president now believes that a rakish new jet is just what his company needs for greater mobility and smarter image. Now the executive jet is well on its way to gaining the acceptance already won by its piston-engine counterpart.

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