Title: Small aircraft as a means of transport in Spain

Authors: Javier Romero; Miguel Palacios; Javier Tafur

Addresses: Aerospace, Transport and Security Department, Centre for the Development of Industrial Technology (CDTI), Cid 1, 28001-Madrid, Spain. ' Departamento de Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, José Gutiérrez Abascal, 2, Madrid, Spain. ' Departamento de Ingeniería de Organización, Administración de Empresas y Estadística, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Industriales, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Pza. de Cardenal Cisneros, 3, Madrid, Spain

Abstract: Personal aviation represented 9% of the aircraft movement in Europe in 2006, and it is expected to grow over the coming years. According to the European Personal Air Transportation System (EPATS) study, Spain, along with France and Italy, are the European countries with greater growth prospects. The objective of this paper is to present research results focused on the potential growth of the personal aviation market in Spain and its regions. The research is mainly based on the secondary data of a survey (Movilia) from the Spanish Ministry of Public Works and Transport.

Keywords: small aircraft; personal air transport; personal aviation market; personal mobility; Spain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAM.2012.045740

International Journal of Aviation Management, 2012 Vol.1 No.3, pp.217 - 229

Available online: 02 Mar 2012 *

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