|Quoting Juventus (Reply 2):|
I wonder if passengers will want to get into one of these things. Seem kind of small.
I've seen pax that are afraid of small jets (beechjets, CJ1s etc.) and pax that will climb into a new Beechjet or similar but won't get into a 15 year old HS
One thing the planes have going for them in the don't-freak-passengers-out respect is the 'gee-wiz' factor of the glass cockpit. Passengers just eat that crap up. 'Ooooohhhh look at the pretty display, this airplane is a lot more modern than the one on the other end of the hangar...' Yeah, well, whatever.
CORPORATE travel? I think not. These aircraft can have a role in the traditional corporate flight department, but I do not think they will 'revolutionize' such departments. The first generation of VLJs won't have the bells and whistles that make a 'full size' (for lack of a better term) biz jet so advantageous.
As Zvezda hinted to, these planes will have a much bigger impact on individuals and (very) small groups that want to travel in a convenient/comfortable manner.