FlairJet Phenom 100
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Analysts say it will be another year before the worst economic downturn in 70 years abates, freeing business aviation to once again rise up. Rather than depressing, the news would appear to have invigorated a sector that has endured a freefall in sales and plummeting workforces over the past two years. A confidence that pent-up demand will prevail over conservatism post-2011 has airframers and suppliers coming to this year's NBAA gathering in Atlanta rushing to offer the next best thing, whether it be new or improved aircraft, industry-leading customer support or services and programmes that boost safety and efficiency. Over the following pages, our NBAA special sets the scene for the week ahead in Georgia.



Source: Flight International