First half business jet deliveries down four percent


Business jet deliveries were down 4.1 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2015.

The industry delivered a total of 305 business jets, down from 318 deliveries the previous year.

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Apart from Eclipse, who delivered didn’t deliver any aircraft, the biggest decline in deliveries was at Dassault.

The French manufacturer saw a 28 percent drop, from 25 in 2014 to 18 in 2015. In the first quarter Dassault delivered just six aircraft, and 12 aircraft in the second quarter.

In previous years the company has broken down the deliveries supplied to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association by individual type, however the company has grouped together all types for its latest report.

The biggest rise in deliveries was recoded at Bombardier, where the 92 deliveries were 13.5 percent higher than the 81 aircraft delivered in the first half of 2014.

The industry recorded a 6.5 percent rise in deliveries across the full year in 2014, with a 12.4 percent rise in deliveries by the mid point of the year.