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Consumer Behavior in Brazil: Crisis boosts advancement of aviation

Brazil is experiencing one of its best moments in the aviation industry, and today the country with the second largest fleet of jets, behind only the United States and the third most produced aircraft of this type. Ahead of Embraer (a Brazilian local manufacturer), are only the American Cessna and Canadian Bombardier. The good performance is due in large part to the international crisis started in 2008, which created a favorable environment for the purchase of these aircraft in other countries, and the growth of emerging […]

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: first helicopter club to take off

Membership for what is being touted as the country’s first private helicopter club will open soon. The club is affiliated to a private heliport opened in Nanjing, capital of Jiangsu province, under the Ruohang Transportation Development Co. “Our membership plan will be formally made known to the public this weekend and its initial terms for receiving application will be mainly targeted at those interested in flying or wanting to buy helicopters,” Lu Yong, the executive director of Ruohang, told China Daily recently.

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China, Socialism & Consumer Behavior: Shanghai plans China’s first private-jet service hub

Business people and entertainment stars who own their own airplanes will be able to fly in and out of China’s first comprehensive hub for private aircraft in 2009 in Shanghai. The new 80-million-yuan (US$11.6 million) Hongqiao Airport Business Aviation Center, which broke ground recently, will provide a full range of services for privately owned aircraft, including leasing, hanger space and maintenance, its owners said. The business aviation center is expected to open in the second half of 2009, according to the Shanghai Airport Authority, the operator of the city’s two airports and an investor in the project…