The business jet environment has become a highly dynamic market. Even though there are compelling business reasons why companies should use these jets, their value and the role they play in the overall transport ecosystem is often not appreciated by the greater public who can sometimes view this as corporate excess. We take a closer look at the market and whether it is on the verge of bouncing back, and why the use of business jets can have a number of knock-on positive effects for the economy including enhanced job creation all across the board.
In this issue we also examine one region that is extremely buoyant right now: Asia Pacific, which is seeing significant increases in passenger numbers. However, while this is good news, it creates a number of ATM challenges and, in a fragmented regulatory environment, these have the potential to be huge roadblocks. We talk to a number of key influencers and decision makers about technology and cooperation and how Asia can overcome some of the most complex ATM issues.
In our major Upgrade Central piece, we look at the wire and cable market, which looks set for a prosperous future as a more connected aircraft means new opportunities. We conducted a survey among the readers of Avionics Magazine and we reveal for the first time their findings in this article.
We also held our first Avionics Advisory Board meeting recently where we had top executives from American Airlines, Air France/KLM, Honeywell, Rockwell Collins and Teledyne Controls taking part. It was a great meeting and we look forward to working even closer with the industry in future as we shape the future for the number one publication in the Avionics sector.