Rising utilization, strong aircraft sales are positive indicators, but political and operational issues cloud the horizon
The business aviation community is surfing a wave of prosperity that could continue well into 2007 despite deepening concerns about weak corporate profits, high fuel prices and onerous user fees that threaten future expansion. Edward M. Bolen, president and CEO of the National Business Aviation Assn. (NBAA), says business flying worldwide is healthy and 2005 will be a better year for growth than was 2004. He cites a relatively stable U.S. economy that's growing at 3% annually, and ...
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