Adam Aircraft's backlog of 342 A700 orders is unevenly split among owner-operators (66 jets) and fleet sales (276), but deliveries are scheduled so cancellations will have minimal impact on production. "We blend the owner-operator orders with all the air-taxi orders over several years," says Joe Walker, Adam's president. "The bad news about owner-operators is they order one at a time. The good news is, they cancel one at a time. To mitigate risk, I spread the fleet orders among ...

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