Cessna anticipates more further business jet demand in Southeast Asia
Cessna is expecting an increase in demand for business aviation in the Southeast Asia region.
Cessna has said it expects further demand for business jets in Southeast Asia, while appearing at this week’s Singapore Airshow 2014.
Speaking at the show, Bill Harris, Cessna vice president of Sales for Asia and Asia Pacific, said: “As the global economy continues to recover, Southeast Asia’s financial resilience and rising prosperity make it likely the business aviation market will mature at quite a rapid pace. Long-term forecasts for the economies of Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Myanmar and Vietnam are positive, which is extremely encouraging for aviation in general.”
“Not only are we seeing growing demand for our industry-leading Cessna Citation business jets in south-east Asia, we are also seeing strengthening demand for our single- engine piston and turboprop aircraft. For example, there are more than 60 Caravans operating in Indonesia and nearly 20 Caravans in Thailand. With the exciting launch of the Grand Caravan EX, we expect this demand to rise even further,” added Harris.
Cessna operates a joint service facility with sister company Bell Helicopter at Seletar Aerospace Park in Singapore. The service centre is equipped with facilities including a warehouse, overhaul and maintenance shops and offices.