Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me.” Novelist F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote those words in 1926, but he could have been describing the business jet market of 2010. Sales and deliveries of most light- and medium-weight business jets have fallen sharply since 2008, forcing their manufacturers to ratchet back production and lay off tens of thousands of employees. Hopes for a recovery faded through the summer as the U.S. economy sputtered and the European ...


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