IN FOCUS: Business aviation special 2012

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Struggles to regain prosperity have been compounded by a jibe from the US president, but hope springs eternal in the business aviation sector. On the eve of the annual NBAA gathering, a spirit of optimism is evident, as business is sought for the Bell 429 twin helicopter and Bombardier’s in-development Learjet 85 corporate jet, while social media is leveraged to reinvigorate the air taxi concept. In a special report we track the latest initiatives – and subject Garmin’s Vision Flight Deck to an evaluation.

biz av special 2012

 Bell helicopter

Bell delivered 28 429s in the first full year of production

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