This report discusses the following topics: the effect of current product liability laws upon the cost structure of general aviation manufacturers and prices of new aircraft; the difference between general aviation aircraft and other manufactured durable goods; demand conditions for general aviation aircraft which support a coordinated marketing strategy involving manufacturers, charter and fixed-base operators, and retailers and fuel refiners; long-term implications for the general aviation industry if manufacturers' product liability is not constrained; development of general answers outlining the consequences for the indsutry if changes do not occur using a market economy framework.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute for Aviation Research

    The Wichita State University
    Wichita, KS  United States  67208
  • Authors:
    • McDougall, G S
    • Hersch, P
  • Publication Date: 1989-1

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 19 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615050
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: IAR 89-2
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM