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Middle East Bizjet Sales Grow In All Categories
The Middle East is beginning to assume a key role in the business aviation sector analogous in importance, if not yet in scale, to the region’s prominence in the commercial aircraft market.
Traditionally, the region’s primary impact has been felt in so-called VVIP wide-body private jets. True to form, Airbus said here last week that the chairman of Kingdom Holding Co.—Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdulaziz Alsaud—had signed up for the first VVIP version of the A380. It will be delivered in 2010, after which a year or two of cabin fitting still looms.