WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A recently released industry report shows general aviation aircraft deliveries and billings rose overall last year, but the market was mixed depending on the aircraft type.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association released a report this week showing that deliveries of piston airplanes, turboprops and large business jets rose last year, while deliveries of small and midsize jets fell for a third straight year.
The Wichita Eagle reported (http://bit.ly/1f5movB) that the trend played out in Wichita. Cessna Aircraft and Bombardier Learjet recorded lower deliveries last year, while shipments at Beechcraft rose.
Manufacturers worldwide delivered 2,256 airplanes last year, up 4 percent from 2,164 in 2012.
Billings rose from $18.9 billion in 2012 to $23.4 billion last year, a 24 percent increase.
Information from: The Wichita (Kan.) Eagle, http://www.kansas.com
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