GENERAL AVIATION PREPARES FOR THE 1980S

An analysis of the prospects for the next twelve months on the basis of the results of the preceding year and the orders currently in hand, indicates that there is no reason for supposing that the immediate future bodes ill for the industry. Overall, the results of the last few years have bettered even the most optimistic forecasts. The number of aircraft delivered in the course of the current financial year will be only slightly higher than in 1978 (because of limitations in output), but to balance this gross turnover should be considerably higher. 1979 is expected to be a banner year for business aviation. The year is expected to be a proving year for the Canadian Challenger; the Gates Learjet 54/55 will make its maiden flight. Less conventional designs, the Foxjet and the pusher turboprop LearFan will also make their first flights. This article also includes comments by the general aviation manufactureres, Beech, Cessna and Piper, on the most significant technical advances since the 1973-74 fuel crisis.

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    Interavia

    86 Avenue Louis Casai
    1216 Cointrin-Geneva,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • GRANGIER, M
  • Publication Date: 1979-2

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 121-124
  • Serial:
    • Interavia
    • Volume: 34
    • Publisher: Jane's Information Group
    • ISSN: 0020-5168

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00194516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Interavia
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM