Larger Jets Continue Propping Up BizAv Sales

By Graham Warwick
Source: Aviation Week & Space Technology
December 30, 2013

Business aircraft manufacturers are preparing to deliver a wave of new products into a market still showing no bankable signs of recovering from its prolonged collapse after the 2008 global economic crisis. It is a tense moment for an industry that has traditionally stimulated itself out of downturns by launching new aircraft and upgrades.

For the manufacturers of larger business jets, which have come through the recession relatively unscathed, the new aircraft will keep the orders flowing. For the makers of lighter jets, which have been hit hard by the downturn, there will be a bump up from the backlog, but they will be looking for a solid recovery before that reserve of orders is exhausted.

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