Question of the Week: General Aviation and the Troubled Economy


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Last week, we reported that Canadian company Vancouver Airport Services is taking over the operation of Chicago’s Midway Airport and wondered if the implication of foreign operators and major U.S. airports was still perceived as a conflict of interest by AVweb readers.

There was no clear consensus among those who took a moment to participate in our poll, with answers running the gamut. The largest segment of respondents (accounting for 30% of those polled) said, Privatization might be a good thing, but Americans should run their own airports.

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While the doors seemed to be falling off the global economy this week, we didn’t see much evidence of hardship inside the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, where the National Business Aviation Association held its annual convention and trade show. In fact, quite a few businesses seemed to have sunny outlooks for business aviation, at least for the forseeable future. But what about GA?

How will the current economic conditions affect general aviation?
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