ASG’s Jeffrey Lowe and CJI’s Alud Davies, two admitted “aviation geeks”, grill each other and provide insights on the Greater China, Japan & Korean business jet markets

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ASG’s Jeffrey Lowe interviews Alud Davies – long-time aviation journalist & blogger, and hired gun to beef up ASG’s ‘Business Jet Country Profiles’ – about the state of the business jet market in Korea, Japan & Greater China. Then Alud’s journalistic urges kick in, the tables are turned and Alud starts asking the questions.

Main Content

(00:38)

The business of business aviation blogging & its benefits

(01:05)

Alud admits he’s an “aviation geek” & we blame our fathers

(01:47)

He proves he’s a humble man

(02:40)

And why we chose him

(03:40)

South Korea Overview

(03:53)

Activity & size of the market

(04:18)

The domestic scene & size categories

(05:17)

Infrastructure or lack thereof in Korea

(05:43)

The HL registration

(06:16)

Alud sums it up

(06:35)

Japan Overview

(07:00)

The dominant OEMs in the market

(07:15)

Source of growth

(07:28)

HondaJet comes home

(08:50)

The biggest operator

(09:03)

Olympics & Infrastructure

(09:20)

Breaking down and cutting through the red tape

(10:11)

Japanese culture and the perception of business aviation

(11:45)

First impressions & the decline of the Greater China market

(12:04)

Reasons for the decline

(12:23)

Murkiness and the impact of the trade dispute

(13:22)

Then along comes Covid-19 & comparisons

(14:14)

Business sentiment & confidence and their effect

(14:40)

Fleet drivers, size preferences & what’s leaving

(15:33)

Large cabin blues & where’s the replacements?

(16:30)

Impact of tariffs & decision making

(17:16)

What about other size categories?

(17:47)

Is the issue infrastructure or just travel habits in Mainland China

(18:48)

Operator tales, parentage, the competitive landscape and One Country / Two Systems

(23:50)

Expectations for 2H20, Covid-19 & Hong Kong’s “new normal”

(25:30)

Hong Kong overview and it’s the economy!

(26: 27)

Parking & slots issues in Hong Kong

(27:54)

Is Macau our salvation? I don’t think so

(31:12)

Taiwan overview – slow & steady

(32:04)

Market characteristics & bucking the trend

(32:30)

US Products and Gulfstream

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