Aircraft charter demand in North America and Europe is up significantly this month from both a year and a month ago, according to the latest data from online charter portal Avinode.
Very light jet. Super-midsize. Ultra-long-range. These are just some of the names that manufacturers, analysts and aviation journalists use to try to pigeonhole business jets into market niches. But with so much fragmentation in the field and a blurring of traditional lines, such attempts at classification are becoming harder than ever.
With manufacturers adding a dizzying number of derivative models to their lineups, classifying the available crop of business jets is becoming harder than ever. In an attempt to make better sense of the groupings, AIN has decided to begin using cabin volume as the chief attribute defining the cutoff points for each category.