NYT Warning On Charters: Do We Have A Problem Here?
By ANN Senior Editor Pete Combs
In my other life -- the one I live before running into the phone
booth, donning my red cape and editing Aero-News every day -- I'm a
local radio news guy. As such, I interact freely with the host of
our morning talk show (WINK/WNOG in Fort Myers and Naples, FL).
Many times, I find myself defending my profession against a barrage
of criticism about media bias. A lot of times, my comments amount
to, "Don't shoot the messenger."
Case in point: a story published in the New York Times on
Moderate production of aviation turboshaft engines will take
place in the near future despite an essentially flat civil
turboshaft outlook, with the slight uptrend being propelled by
major military rotorcraft programs (including re-engining efforts).
According to Forecast International's "The Market for Aviation
Turboshaft Engines" analysis, several of those programs will hit
their stride later in the 2005-2014 period, compensating for
weakening civilian turboshaft engine production.