29 MAY 2017
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With the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition (EBACE) just concluded (see this issue), aircraft hangar manufacturer Rubb Buildings has been researching how the UK’s private aircraft market compares with the rest of the world.
Introducing the study, the company says: “Travelling in the comfort of your very own private jet is a dream that only a lottery win could make true for most of us. However, it’s a very real lifestyle for others.”
The study says according to the Civil Aviation Authority digital database, 139 aircraft were registered in the UK between 23 January and 19 March this year. March was the most common month for registrations, with 41.
Rubb noted that the global general aviation market can largely be broken down into three types of private aircraft – piston, turboprop and business jet. Across all these types, says the study, delivery data shows North America receives the greatest percentage of all general aviation aircraft shipments — 69.6% piston, 57.8% turboprop and 62% business jet.
Europe and the UK occupy the next largest share for turboprop and business jet shipments, receiving 10.6% and 18.8% respectively. However, Asia-Pacific receives a higher percentage of piston shipments, with 10.2% compared to Europe’s 10.1%.
BTN will have a special report from EBACE next week from Alison Chambers.
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