Amended deliveries report includes rotorcraft

Rotorcraft

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has provided updated rotorcraft shipment data through the third quarter of 2014 to augment the general aviation airplane shipment data published last week.

The rotorcraft industry delivered 648 helicopters in the first nine months of 2014, a decline of approximately one-third in deliveries compared to the same period last year.

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Students start building plane

GlasairSportsman

Four students, a teacher, and two advisors from Sunrise Mountain High School in Las Vegas, Nevada —which won the second General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA)/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge — began building a Glasair Sportsman airplane June 16 at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington.

The team, which was announced as the winner of the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) competition last month, will assemble the aircraft over the next two weeks.

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