Business Aviation Industry Survey - Predictions For 2013

PrivateFly, together with leading industry media, BlueSky Business Aviation News ran a survey in December 2012, asking industry professionals about their views on the year ahead.
Questions included: Which aircraft would be the most successful, would the industry have a successful year overall, and which region would see the most exciting growth in 2013?
389 took part from across the global industry, and you can see their views below.
View infographic summary of the results

Q1 In 2013 the Business Aviation industry will...

Answer ChoicesResponses
Stay static36.68%Stay static red
Return to growth 0-5%27.36%Pilot Survey Question 1
Continue in recession26.42% Pilot Survey Question 1
Grow at 5%7.55%Pilot Survey Question 1

Q2 The single biggest inhibitor to growth in 2013 will be...

Answer Choices Responses
Economic conditions 70.79% Pilot Survey Question 2
Tax 12.68% Pilot Survey Question 2
Fuel prices 8.99% Pilot Survey Question 2
Pilot shortages 4.49% Pilot Survey Question 2
Slot allocations 3.37% Pilot Survey Question 2

Q3 What will be the biggest buying priority for customers in 2013? Rank in order, with 1 as most important):

1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Safety 19.54% Pilot Survey Question 3 47.13% Pilot Survey Question 3 17.24% Pilot Survey Question 3 16.09% Pilot Survey Question 3
Trust / professional service 13.79% Pilot Survey Question 3 20.69% Pilot Survey Question 3 45.98% Pilot Survey Question 3 19.54% Pilot Survey Question 3
Price 62.79% Pilot Survey Question 3 17.44% Pilot Survey Question 3 16.28% Pilot Survey Question 3 3.49% Pilot Survey Question 3
Aircraft age / spec 4.60% Pilot Survey Question 3 14.94%Pilot Survey Question 3 20.69% Pilot Survey Question 3 59.77% Pilot Survey Question 3

Q4 In 2013, which region will show the most growth in Business Aviation?

Answer Choices Responses
Asia 64.77% Pilot Survey Question 4
Middle East 14.77% Pilot Survey Question 5
South America 7.95% Pilot Survey Question 4
Africa 5.68% Pilot Survey Question 4
Europe 4.55% Pilot Survey Question 4
North America 2.27% Pilot Survey Question 4
Australia 0%

Q5 Which aircraft manufacturer will show most growth in 2013?

Answer Choices Responses
Bombardier Aerospace 39.08% Pilot Survey Question 5
Embraer 31.03% Pilot Survey Question 5
Cessna 12.64% Pilot Survey Question 5
Gulfstream Aerospace 12.64% Pilot Survey Question 5
Dassault Aviation 4.60% Pilot Survey Question 5
Hawker Beechcraft 0%

Q6 Which private aviation sector will show most growth in 2013?

Answer Choices Responses
Charter 56.04% Pilot Survey Question 6
Ownership 23.08% Pilot Survey Question 6
Block Hours / Cards 10.99% Pilot Survey Question 6
Fractional 9.89% Pilot Survey Question 6

Q7 Which future aircraft launch will have the biggest impact on private aviation?

Answer Choices Responses
Gulfstream G650 31.11% Pilot Survey Question 7
Embraer Legacy 450 20% Pilot Survey Question 7
HyperMach 16.67% Pilot Survey Question 7
HondaJet 14.44% Pilot Survey Question 7
Cessna Longitude 8.89% Pilot Survey Question 7
Learjet 85 5.56% Pilot Survey Question 7
BBJ Max 3.33% Pilot Survey Question 7

Q8 Which region will show the most operator consolidation in 2013?

Answer Choices Responses
Europe 60.23% Pilot Survey Question 8
Asia 20.45% Pilot Survey Question 8
North America 13.64% Pilot Survey Question 8
Africa 2.27% Pilot Survey Question 8
South America 2.27% Pilot Survey Question 8
Australia 1.14% Pilot Survey Question 8

Q9 Which aviation event will be most important to your business in 2013?

Answer Choices Responses
EBACE 60.44% Pilot Survey Question 9
NBAA 23.08% Pilot Survey Question 9
ABACE 5.49% Pilot Survey Question 9
BGAD 5.49% Pilot Survey Question 9
MEBA 3.30% Pilot Survey Question 9
CEPA 2.20% Pilot Survey Question 9

Q10 Which private aviation sector will show most growth in 2013?

Answer Choices Responses
Business 73.91%
Leisure 26.09%

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