Business Jet Impact, the Great Recession or the Pandemic?

Which was worse for business jets, the Great Recession or the Pandemic?  Looking at business jet operations, it appears that the Great Recession of 2008 was far more impactful on business aviation than the global pandemic.  The following chart shows domestic and total US business jet operations from the FAA’s Monthly Business Jet Reports from 2000-2020 and 2021 data through October.

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HondaJet Elite S Launched

Honda Jet revealed its latest product offering, as the HondaJet Elite S launch was virtual in a briefing from the company.  The Elite S features several upgrades expanding operational capabilities and improving flight operations.  The maximum take-off weight increases...

Insight: Consolidation in the Business Jet Market?

Will we see consolidation in the business jet market as a result of the pandemic?  The business jet market, which saw growth stagnate since the Great Recession in 2008, was not hit quite as hard as the airline market by the global pandemic. Nonetheless, the industry...

Leapfrog at the Top of the Business Jet Market

The top of the business jet market is a key position for an aircraft manufacturer.  Over the last couple of decades, we’ve seen Dassault drop from the market position it once had competing with Gulfstream and Bombardier in the 1980s and early 1990s after Dassault...