Rising Dollar Shifts Buying Dynamics

The rise in the U.S. dollar has been a long time in coming, but it could signal big changes for the aviation marketplace. With most aircraft purchases conducted in dollars (even those for French-made Falcon business jets, for example) the low dollar has shifted the balance of sales from North America. A revitalized dollar could reverse that trend, according to aviation analyst Bryan Foley of Bryan Foley and Associates.

Mark Phelps is a senior editor at AVweb. He is an instrument rated private pilot and former owner of a Grumman American AA1B and a V-tail Bonanza.

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