Editorial Comment - 1981 — the Year of the Twin

WITH the definite possibility of third level operations booming and the growing awareness by the business community ofthe advantages of company aircraft, the number of light to medium twins on the New Zealand Civil Register is likely to mushroom this year. Air New Zealand, in retreat from provincial services, is leaving a vacuum that third level airlines are keen to expand into. And to do so means, in many cases, a requirement for new aircraft. There is no shortage of choice as NZ agents for the respective overseas manufacturers swing into action to get their slice of what must be the largest general aviation cake of recent years.

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