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Holding pattern

Outlook for the global commercial and business aircraft industry


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While the global economy is in a state of change and uncertainty, the long-term prospects for the global commercial aircraft industry are strong, although not immune to the economic downturn. 'Holding pattern' provides a current and forward perspective, while taking into account the rapid daily changes in the industry. In addition, it focuses on the key trends that have affected the commercial and business aircraft industry and forecasts that will shape its future success.

The report states the current impact in aviation is threefold including high oil prices, the global recession, and the credit crunch.  Growth is projected to come from the Asian markets including China and India.  The Middle East will also fuel growth. The future of the lower end of the narrow body jetliner market may be affected by the pending introduction of the next generation regional jets from including the Sukhoi Superjet 100 from Russia, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) from Japan, and the ARJ21 from AVIC 1 in China. Finally, the global economic crisis has severely impacted the business jet industry leaving the outlook grim.

Report overview:

  • An outlook for optimists
  • The current situation in context
  • What will the recovery look like?
  • Regional jets versus commercial narrow-bodies
  • The business jet
  • A recovery to watch

For more information download our report  Holding pattern - Outlook for the global commercial and business aircraft industry (PDF, 357 KB).

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