For the second year, AIN’s Newsmakers feature is a visual buffet as much as a recap of what made headlines in business aviation in 2012. Announcements of genuinely new aircraft were scarce, but significant derivatives were unveiled and some important programs passed the hurdle of type certification. Some of the year’s headlines turned out to be a tad optimistic, as the recession continued to keep some segments of bizav bumping along the bottom. But there were high spots for some bizjet builders as two operators signed record multibillion-dollar orders.
In tune with the times, this Newsmakers “infographic” is posted on ainonline.com, a medium that opens up myriad links to the fuller story as told by AIN at the time the news broke.