Biz jet makers woo India’s wealthiest at Aero India 2013

The global economic slowdown might have put the brakes on the sale of expensive executive jets, but leading luxury aircraft makers are hopeful India and China will pull them out of the painful recession.
Riding on the expectations, aircraft makers from Brazil’s Embraer to France’s Dassault Aviation have lined up their plush flying machines at Aero India, Bangalore, to woo Indian corporate honchos, industrialists and anyone who has the money to buy these jets that come with customised interiors.
Dassault Falcon’s president and chief executive officer Jean G. Rosanvallon told Mail Today that the new market in China has been able to offset the impact of the economic slowdown in the last two years. All eyes are on the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) market for business jets.
Falcons are tri-jets – threeengine aircraft – which make them the safest, said Rosanvallon. The Falcon 2000S is being showcased at the air show for the first time. It is the latest from the Falcon stable certified only in 2013. It has a plush office in the air with facilities like large HD screens and internet connectivity at 41,000ft.
07/02/13 Gautam Datt/Daily Mail

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