This last week the business aviation industry gathered in Dubai at MEBA 2010 to hear all the latest in the middle east and from the jet manufacturers. Jet manufacturer from France, Dassault Falcon, imparted some good news at the gathering. Dassault reported to AIN,
“The Middle East business environment still remains challenging, but confidence levels appear to be rising,” said Dassault Falcon president and CEO John Rosanvallon. “Dassault has seen much greater demand over the last two quarters of the current financial year, with larger cabin jet sales and prices holding up better than smaller jets.”
The report goes on to states that there are about 60 Dassault Falcons based in the Middle East. The company sold 14 aircraft in the region in the last two years and has a backlog of 16 to be delivered to regional buyers by 2013 with the manufacturers delivery of its tenth this month in December.
It is also indicated that hours being flown by business jet operators in the Middle East has been increasing, while the client base is evolving beyond a small group of users to include “corporate heads, entrepreneurs and other business leaders”. Other areas of the world that are also showing signs of increasing in the business aviation industry include; India, South America and Asia.