Mark Paolucci highlights Saudi Arabia as the market to watch


Cessna believes Saudi Arabia as the country to lead the resurgence in the business jet market in the region

Cessna Aircraft has
highlighted Saudi Arabia as
the country to lead the resurgence of the Middle East
business aviation market.

Mark Paolucci, Cessna senior
vice president for sales said “There is no denying the global recession has
impacted the Middle East but the region’s economies remain fundamentally
strong, with Saudi Arabia
predominant. The country’s government and individual customers continue to be
key players in the business jet market. Right now, we see Saudi Arabia as
the greatest opportunity for sales in the region. We also believe that Citation
jets are ideal for business aviation across the entire Middle East and North Africa. We also believe that Morocco is another great market
that shows good potential for Cessna.”

Assessing the impact of the
recession, Paolucci said “The new commercial leaders in the Middle
East want to balance their desire for the time-saving advantages
of business aviation with a pragmatic evaluation of cost. Whether an owner is
looking for short-range regional transportation with our entry-level Mustang or
new M2, a mid-size aircraft capable of operating in demanding conditions like
the XLS+, or rapid intercontinental travel with a Citation Ten, Cessna is able
to provide a compelling solution.”

Paolucci added “Alongside
the comfort, performance and value of our aircraft, the quality of our customer
field support is one of our major strengths. With an Authorized Citation
Service Center in Riyadh and another center opening soon in Cairo, Cessna
offers Middle East customers the peace of mind and convenience synonymous with
Citation ownership.”

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