General Motors Corp., criticized by U.S. lawmakers for its use of corporate jets, asked aviation regulators to block the public’s ability to track a plane it uses.
“We availed ourselves of the option as others do to have the aircraft removed” from a Federal Aviation Administration tracking service, a GM spokesman, Greg Martin, said yesterday in an interview. He declined to discuss why GM made the request.
Not that I think they shouldn't have the "right" to do it, nor do I think it was a big deal that the heads of the American car companies flew in corporate jets to Washington. But others manufactured this "issue", and now that it is an issue, this move just appears stupid.