Jackson doesn't just like new planes, he's also a collector of World War I and replica planes and has a company, The Vintage Aviator which constructs and restores military aircraft. Around half of his vintage planes are in flying condition.
The new Gulfstream G550 will be parked in Melbourne instead of Wellington Airport as was originally thought. There was some concern about creating a hangar for the jet on short notice. The salty air in Wellington could damage a plane left sitting out in the open.
The G550 usually accommodates 12 to 16 passengers in leather seats and divans and can sleep five or six passengers. The article says that Jackson makes all the guests on his overnight flights to Hollywood wear pajamas.
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