GAMA Releases 2014 Business Aviation Year-End Shipment and Billings Numbers, Business Aviation Picks Up In 2014, Only VVIP A380 Order Cancelled

In today’s post the first story is about the cancellation of the only VVIP Airbus 380 that had ever been ordered. There was a big to do when the order was first signed, but the aircraft just languished in Airbus Toulouse site. Well, it’s that time of the year when the numbers come in from the previous year and the numbers paint a positive picture for our industry. The General Aviation Manufacturers Association has released its yearly numbers which shows that overall shipments of business aircraft were up over 4% from 2013 to 2014. Some more good news for our industry comes from JSSI which shows a year over year increase (2013-2014) of 4.4% in business aviation activity. We also saw an increase in business aviation activity showing a 14.8% increase from 2013 to 2014.

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Vegas Helicopter Tour Crash Kills Five

A Eurocopter AS350B2 registered to Sundance Helicopters crashed late yesterday afternoon during a twilight flight near Nevada’s Hoover Dam, killing all five aboard. The remote location of the crash, 30 miles from Las Vegas, prompted recovery workers to delay efforts until today. The crew of a Las Vegas metro police helicopter dispatched to the scene…

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