"I sincerely appreciate the invaluable assistance and tremendous contribution you have made in negotiating the completion contract and seeing that the work was done properly during these many months, or dare I say years. I am fully aware that without your daily nudging and prodding, this aircraft would not be the superb example that it is. I am sure that you have seen the Cruise Performance Test Flight data. We were all happily surprised to see that this plane achieved 6,525 nautical miles in range. This is probably the first Global Express to achieve the magic number of 6,500 nautical miles. When you add the low noise level to range achievement, I am sure this is the best example of a Global Express built to date. We are flying the socks off it and enjoying every minute."