Industry insight from the president of Jetcraft’s commercial aviation division

Now in its 60th year of operation, Jetcraft has grown from a Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina FBO to a global network of aviation advisors. Raphael Haddad, president of Jetcraft’s commercial aviation division, speaks to Airliner World about the current state of the industry, ongoing challenges and long-term prospects

AW: You served with Bombardier for almost two decades. Can you reflect on your role with the Canadian manufacturer, and what prompted you to join Jetcraft?

RH: My background is in aerospace engineering and economics and I gained a lot of experience with Bombardier. I started out as a sales engineer, promoting turboprops such as the Dash 8 and the original CRJ series regional jets, and then bigger CRJs and the Q400.

I then had the great privilege to be part of the CSeries launch team. This is now marketed as the Airbus A220 and has turned out a great commercial success.

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