The Palm Beach Daily News has a rather boosterish outlook on the future of light jets, despite the global economic meltdown. While the article acknowledges the travails of the likes of DayJet and Eclipse, it’s overwhelmingly upbeat about the role VLJs will play in years to come. NextGen, of course, is what will make it all happen, according to the reporter.
“The Federal Aviation Administration has begun plans for upgrading the airspace system with new satellite and ground technology called NextGen.
This equipment will allow for much more traffic than is currently handled, yet the bottlenecks will remain at the big airports.
The end result is that small aircraft will flourish.”