Only 109 new small jets were sold globally in 2011, compared with 204 in 2010, data from Ascend show. Sales dropped partly because financing for very light jets and entry-level jets has become more difficult, analysts said. "Few banks out there will touch anything worth less than $10 million, nor anything over 15 to 20 years of age, which covers a large amount of aircraft within the light-jet segment," said Daniel Hall, an aviation analyst.

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