It was the best of times and it was, well ... the best of times.In fact, as the corporate aviation industry gathered this week in
New Orleans for the 53rd National Business Aviation Association Annual
Meeting and Convention, cold winds and damp ramps couldn't dislodge the
smiles.So far, this year's
NBAA extravaganza seems headed to break records, with more than 29,000
attendees and some 150 aircraft on static display. By Dave Hidgon.
Now that the 53rd NBAA Annual Meeting and Convention is in the
history books, it's time to sit down and tote up the dollars exchanged and
the forecasts presented and to take a closer look at the industry snapshot
that this year's event presented. Highlights include news from the world
of fractionals, more on New Piper's Meridian; a supersonic bizjet, whether
Japan Inc. will become involved with general aviation and updates to
several development programs. By Dave Higdon.