From The Archives: Corporate Orders Set Records

The aviation industry is cyclical and in 1979, the business aviation sector in particular was experiencing a surge at this time. Corporate operators had been encouraged by increasing traffic demands, deregulation of airlines and other factors. 

Writer David M. North wrote, following the NBAA show in 1979, that there were a number of new aircraft being exhibited for the first time and how the show provides the opportunity for business aviation operators and manufacturers the chance to discuss the challenges facing them in the coming year. 

He suggested one of the reasons for the successes of the past year was the ability of the business aviation industry to weather the storm and to continue ordering new aircraft in increasing numbers. The same demand had been seen in the used aircraft market too. 

Read the full article that was published on September 24, 1979.

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