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With 30,000 aircraft movements last year, Saudi Arabia’s private aviation sector is considered the GCC’s largest general aviation market.
Saudi Arabia saw almost 30,000 business jet movements last year.
Illegal charter can represent up to 20 to 40 percent of bizjet flights, depending on time of year.
Small nation plans to draw on the mature system deployed in Europe.
With international business aviation traffic stalled, service providers await a long-promised rebound
First-quarter numbers are encouraging, “but we remain a long way from being out of the woods,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce.
Company delivered 43 business jets in the quarter, compared with 39 during the first quarter last year.
Textron’s aviation division delivered 35 Cessna Citations and eight King Airs during the first quarter, while Bell shipped 34 helicopters.
Safety campaign website will feature monthly weather topics such as turbulence, thunderstorms, icing, crosswinds and pilot resources.
At its Executive Jets division, first-quarter revenue soared to $267.4 million, up from $175.3 million a year ago.