LONDON, Nov. 10, 2010 – International demand will make an important contribution to the business jet market's gradual recovery and account for an increased proportion of future sales, according to Trevor Esling, Cessna's vice president for International Sales.
Speaking today at the Future of Business Jets conference in London, Esling said: "Cessna expects that increased customer demand will first become apparent in certain international markets, and that regions such as Eastern Europe and Russia, Latin America and the Middle East will become more significant markets alongside the United States and European Union."
Esling also observed that China and India will grow in importance as business jet markets in the medium term, with the potential for increased demand for all categories of business aircraft.
Cessna is the world's leading general aviation company, based on unit sales. Since the company was originally established in 1927, more than 192,000 Cessna airplanes have been delivered around the world, including more than 6,000 Citations, making it the largest fleet of business jets in the world.