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Private jets flying high in downturn

Luxury air travel in private jets continues despite struggles in the global economy

The Learjet aircraft celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013, as a brand which has come to symbolise luxury air travel.

Private jets are seen as a badge of the rich and famous, or wealthy business traveller - but is this extravagant mode of transport coping in the global economic slump?

Aaron Heslehurst has been finding out.