A solid sector of the aviation aftermarket not slipping is buoyed by money, and lots of it. Narrowbody and widebody VIP/VVIP aircraft completions seem to be sheltered from the economic turbulence, sheltered because of the owners and operators of these large luxury jets. As David Velupillai, product marketing director of executive and private aviation for Airbus, said, “We believe that if you can afford to spend $62 million (current list price for the A318 Elite) or more on an aircraft, ...


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