Wednesday, 16 June 2010

Positive signs or wishful thinking?

Things in the world of General Aviation are improving it would seem. Cirrus Aircraft say they'll sell 20% more aircraft this year than they did last, while Piper is predicting 75% year on year growth (last year wasn't a good year).

According to AOPA US some fuel companies are reporting an uplift in deliveries and the commercial training segment will be heartened by the Airbus announcements (billions of dollars worth of orders), and the fact that Boeing has announced two production rate increases for the 737 line in the last few weeks, the latter bringing the number up to a mind-boggling 35 a month.

It'll be a while before we see GAMA's Q2 numbers, but in the meantime we'll have AeroExpo, Goodwood and Oshkosh to provide us with a little litmus test.

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