Associate editor Brad McAllister reports from the NBAA regional forum held near Chicago

Harris Interactive also updated a study for NBAA last year that found that small companies operate the majority of business aircraft, and that 75 percent of those companies have only one aircraft, says Nichols. The study also found that managers and mid-level employees are the typical passengers on business aircraft.

Says Nichols, “The worst is probably behind us. We’re seeing potential for recovery.”

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