Fri, Feb 03, 2012
Aero-News: Quote of the Day
ANN's Quote of the Day usually derives from current news, though
we reserve the right to pick quotes out of history that have a
bearing on the day's events and issues.
Sometimes, you'll find them timely and in keeping with the
content of the day's news... and sometimes, they'll just be
Reader suggestions and comments are welcome... and if
particularly intriguing, timely, or poignant, may themselves become
future Quotes of the Day.
Let us hear from you, folks!
Aero-News Quote of the
“It’s unfortunate that the truth is being
sacrificed for the self interests of Hawker Beechcraft and its
owners ... a Canadian company, Onex ... and an investment bank,
Goldman Sachs. Hawker Beechcraft is using aggressive media and
lobbying tactics to fight the Air Force decision instead of letting
the Court decide this issue in due course. These delaying tactics
are having the greatest effect on our fellow Americans currently
engaged in combat operations. They need the capability that only
the A-29 can provide. The delay also is preventing the creation of
jobs at a time when there is an urgent need to put Americans to
work.” Source: Taco Gilbert, Ret. USAF Brigadier
General, and Vice President of ISR Business Development at Sierra
Nevada Corporation, concerning the LAS contract award.
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