In the years immediately after World War II, General Aviation was growing—but not very predictably. Manufacturers were constantly going from feast to famine, and several old, venerable airplane companies had gone broke when they found they couldn't survive the market fluctuations.
There was one emerging market, however, in which a few of the more far-seeing planemakers were interested—Business Aviation—bigger, faster, more sophisticated (and profitable) equipment that was flown for commerce instead of for enjoyment.
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