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Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

Guimbal G2 Cabri overtakes Robinson R22, says GAMA

The annual factory production review has been released by GAMA, and confirms the Robinson R44 remains the dominant piston-engined helicopter type in the world.  However, looking at the detailed numbers, it confirms that French manufacturer Helicoptères Guimbal produced more of their G2 Cabri model in 2015 than Robinson produced R22s.  Guimbal produced 44 Cabris, and… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 15-Feb-16

GAMA asks White House to Issue Small Airplane Certification Rule

GAMA asks White House to Issue Small Airplane Certification Rule

GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce issued the following statement asking when the Obama Administration will issue the rule to implement the Small Airplane Revitalization Act; the law set the deadline for issuance of the final rule as today, December 15, 2015: “Today marks the deadline set by the U.S. Congress more than two years… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 17-Dec-15

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Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics joins GAMA

Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics joins GAMA

The Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved seven companies—Celestica, Elliott Aviation, Gogo, Luxaviation Group, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, TRU Simulation + Training, and Yingling Aviation —as the association’s newest members. GAMA now has 91 members. The seven new members represent the largest number of companies… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 27-Oct-15

HAI fights to preserve veteran benefits

HAI fights to preserve veteran benefits

On Monday, May 18, HAI and six other aviation associations sent a strongly worded letter to the chairman and ranking member of the House Committee of Veterans Affairs, urging their committee to reject a bill (H.R. 476) that would impose a detrimentally low cap on Veterans Administration (VA) funding for college flight training degree programs… Read more »

Source: HAI, 20-May-15

General Aviation supports $219B of US economic output and 1.1M jobs

General Aviation supports $219B of US economic output and 1.1M jobs

Eight general aviation associations on Wednesday unveiled a new industry-wide study detailing the economic contributions of general aviation to the U.S. economy at a press conference at the Newseum. The study, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, determined that general aviation supports 1.1 million total jobs and supplies $219 billion in total economic output in the United States…. Read more »

Source: HAI, 18-Feb-15

HAI, Aviation Industry Press Senate Leaders for Action

HAI, Aviation Industry Press Senate Leaders for Action

HAI on Nov. 11 joined 16 other aviation associations in pressing the US Senate leadership to bring two important bills forward for a vote as soon as possible, before the 113th adjourns in December. In a letter to Sens. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), the associations say S.1893, the Transportation Security Acquisition Reform… Read more »

Source: HAI, 14-Nov-14

Join EASA biggest event in General Aviation

Join EASA biggest event in General Aviation

The European Aviation Safety Agency announced on 10 September the speaker line-up for what is set to be one of the biggest General Aviation events in Europe. Under the motto “Towards simpler, lighter, better rules for General Aviation” and coinciding with the Italian Presidency of the EU, the conference is taking place on 15 and… Read more »

Source: EASA, 11-Sep-14

GAMA Welcomes Jonathan Archer as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness

GAMA Welcomes Jonathan Archer as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced that Jonathan Archer, a 24-year aviation industry veteran, has joined the association as Director of Engineering & Airworthiness. Archer most recently provided key support for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and the Joint Planning and Development Office (JPDO) as an Associate with Booz Allen Hamilton. His work… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 23-Jul-14

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GAMA Opens New Middle East/North Africa Office in Dubai

GAMA Opens New Middle East/North Africa Office in Dubai

During the Global Aerospace Summit, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be co-located with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) in Dubai, UAE. The establishment of the GAMA office highlights the… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 14-Apr-14

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GAMA Releases 2013 Year-End Aircraft Shipment and Billing Numbers

GAMA Releases 2013 Year-End Aircraft Shipment and Billing Numbers

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the worldwide 2013 year-end aircraft billing and shipment numbers at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference at the Newseum. GAMA Chairman Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, reported that for the year, total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments rose 4.3 percent, from 2,164… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 20-Feb-14

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GAMA Welcomes Easing of GA Regulations in China

GAMA Welcomes Easing of GA Regulations in China

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today welcomed the announcement by the Chinese government that effective December 1st the requirement to obtain flight mission approval for many general aviation (GA) flights within China will be eliminated. This change is in keeping with China’s plans to develop the general aviation industry, as outlined in the 12th… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 24-Nov-13

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GAMA Announces New Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2014

GAMA Announces New Board Chairman and Vice Chairman for 2014

The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, as GAMA’s Chairman for 2014. Taylor previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman of the Board and as Chairman of the Flight Operations Policy Committee. Joe Brown, President of Hartzell Propeller, has been selected as GAMA’s Vice… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 13-Nov-13

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Aviation association leaders stand united at Oshkosh

Aviation association leaders stand united at Oshkosh

HAI President Matt Zuccaro and six other general aviation (GA) association presidents sat together at EAA’s AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wis., and discussed both the challenges facing the GA industry and the successes the industry has had over the past year. Zuccaro joined Experimental Aircraft Association Chairman Jack Pelton, Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) President… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-Aug-13

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GAMA convenes Rotorcraft and Certification forum

GAMA convenes Rotorcraft and Certification forum

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), along with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) and the Helicopter Association International (HAI) called together aviation stakeholders to discuss the existing regulations governing rotorcraft design (Part 27 & Part 29). “We have a once in a lifetime opportunity to address and change regulations impacting… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 08-Mar-13

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GAMA releases global GA delivery data for 2012

GAMA releases global GA delivery data for 2012

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2012 year-end shipments of general aviation airplanes. GAMA also expanded the data to include delivery data for helicopter manufacturers.  Most general aviation aircraft flying in the world today were built by GAMA member companies. “While the 2012 shipment and billing data were mixed, the numbers don’t reflect… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 17-Feb-13

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Eurocopter becomes GAMA member

Eurocopter becomes GAMA member

The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved Eurocopter and Nextant Aerospace as the association’s newest members. GAMA now has 80 member companies worldwide. Eurocopter Group is a division of EADS, a world leader in aerospace and defense-related services.  Established in 1992, the Franco-German-Spanish Eurocopter Group offers a comprehensive range… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 27-Sep-12

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GAMA celebrates 10 Years as international association

GAMA celebrates 10 Years as international association

 The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) celebrated ten years as an international association today at its annual “State of the Industry” press conference. GAMA first incorporated manufacturing companies based outside of the United States in 2002. Most general aviation aircraft flying in the world today were built by GAMA member companies. “Since opening our doors… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 24-Feb-12

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JSSI elected as new member of GAMA

JSSI elected as new member of GAMA

et Support Services, Inc. (JSSI), the largest, independent provider of hourly cost maintenance programs for the business aviation industry, was recently elected to membership of the General Aviation Manufactures Association (GAMA).  In addition, Louis C. Seno, JSSI Chairman and CEO, has been invited to serve on the GAMA Board of Directors. GAMA’s primary purpose is… Read more »

Source: JSSI, 23-Jan-12

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GAMA welcomes Bell into membership

GAMA welcomes Bell into membership

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has announced that its Board of Directors has voted to expand the Association’s membership to include rotorcraft manufacturers and to accept one of the world’s leading companies, Bell Helicopter, as the first GAMA member from this sector of general aviation products. “We are very excited about working formally to… Read more »

Source: GAMA, 16-Nov-11

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