New private jet deliveries fall 20% in 2020, lowest since 2004

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Covid-19 impacted private jet deliveries to 644 units, down 20.4% from 809 in 2019, and the lowest since 2004.

New private jet deliveries dropped by 20.4% from 809 in 2019 to 644 last year. It was the lowest total since 2004, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

HondaJet operator Jet It enters Canada with Skyservice partnership

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HondaJet fractional operator Jet It is expanding to Canada

After announcing plans to expand to Southeast Asia and India last year, HondaJet fractional fleet operator Jet It says it is now headed north to Canada.

Private Jet deliveries see big gains in 2019

New private jet deliveries 2009 to 2019

Business Jet delivers reached their highest total since 2009, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association

Many of the new aircraft will find their way to both fleet and fractional operators providing access to shareowners and jet card customers

Glory days, well, they’ll pass you by

Glory days, in the wink of a young girl’s eye

– Bruce Springstein

No doubt, many of those involved in manufacturing private jets recall fondly 2008. That’s when the industry delivered 1,317 new business jets. It was an increase from 2007’s then-record mark of 1,137 new private jets delivered. That busted the 2006 numbers, also a then-record of 887 units delivered.

With the Great Recession, deliveries of new private jets dropped to 874 units in 2009, even more to 767 in 2010, then 696 in 2011, before bottoming out in 2012 at 672 aircraft.

Wing Spirit orders 15 HondaJets for inter-island Hawaii private jet charter service

The newly formed charter operator wants to provide luxury private jet service between Hawaii’s islands

Wing Spirit, Inc., a start-up charter operator, today said it has purchased 15 HondaJets to support inter-island transportation in the Hawaiian Islands. Earlier this month it received its first two aircraft.

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