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2022 was the year where business aviation buckled up and got back in the air; we all got to meet face-to-face again after two tough pandemic years.

The team at Martyn Fiddler Aviation were delighted to meet our many clients from around the world face-to-face, both at conferences internationally as well as during a wonderful few days at the Isle of Man Aviation Conference in June.

Over the course of 2022, we discovered there were several recurring themes in our industry. The Martyn Fiddler Aviation team wanted to share these insights to help in setting out your plans for 2023, or alternatively, to start a conversation on the world of business aviation and the future.

The 6 Challenges Facing Business Aviation reflects the trends and insights that emerged from our conversations with clients, colleagues, and partners in the industry.

Important questions for 2023:

  • How will staff shortages impact supply chain?

  • What impact will the impending economic downturn have on business aviation?

  • How will the industry handle the continuing impact of sanctions?

  • Can business aviation prioritise sustainability?

  • Is it possible for the industry to reposition itself as a serious business instrument in public eyes?

  • What impact will technology have on business aviation?


In the coming months, we hope you’ll be able to consider these questions when creating your 2023 business plans. Moreover, we hope to continue these discussions with you face-to-face at the Isle of Man Aviation Conference in Douglas, Isle of Man, on 21 June 2023.

In the interim, I hope that the Six Challenges Facing Business Aviation will establish the tone and context for our conversations when we meet next.




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Heather Gordon is Legal Director at Martyn Fiddler Aviation. Heather joined the team in 2013 having previously practiced within a leading Isle of Man law ...

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