ADDITIONAL OPERATOR INSIGHTS
In this year's survey two common themes emerged from operator responses around the world. Demand from developing markets, while significantly higher than mature markets, now is more reflective of cooling economic conditions. In addition, economic conditions, elections and government responses to budget growth, debt and aircraft-related legislation and regulations in all areas of the world will naturally play into near-term purchase plans. Operators in every region expressed concerns over the regulatory environment — particularly user fees and tax laws. Still, when looking ahead, most operators surveyed believe that local economic growth will be stable or improve in the near term.
Honeywell's forecast methodology is based on multiple sources including, but not limited to, macroeconomic analyses, original equipment manufacturers' development plans shared with the company, and expert deliberations from aerospace industry experts. As its most distinctive feature, Honeywell also taps into information gathered from interviews conducted during the forecasting cycle with over 1,500 non-fractional business jet operators worldwide. The survey sample is representative of the entire industry in terms of geography, operation and fleet composition. This comprehensive approach provides Honeywell with unique insights into operator sentiments, preferences and concerns and provides considerable insight into product development needs and opportunities.Based in Phoenix, Arizona, Honeywell's aerospace business is a leading global provider of integrated avionics, engines, systems and service solutions for aircraft manufacturers, airlines, business and general aviation, military, space and airport operations. Honeywell ( www.honeywell.com) is a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; turbochargers; and performance materials. Based in Morris Township, N.J., Honeywell's shares are traded on the New York, London, and Chicago Stock Exchanges. For more news and information on Honeywell, please visit www.honeywellnow.com. Honeywell and the Honeywell logo are the exclusive properties of Honeywell, are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and may be registered or pending registration in other countries. All other Honeywell product names, technology names, trademarks, service marks, and logos may be registered or pending registration in the U.S. or in other countries. All other trademarks or registered trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Copyright 2012 Honeywell.