GAMA and Build A Plane launch second design challenge

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane, a non-profit organization to encourage aviation and aerospace education, are partnering for a second year to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education in high schools across the United States through an aviation design competition. The team from the winning high school will receive an all-expenses-paid, two-week trip for four students, one teacher and one chaperone to help build a Glasair Sportsman (pictured) through Glasair Aviation’s Two Weeks to Taxi program at its facilities in Arlington, Wash., in June 2014.

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GA rally held in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE — Governor Susana Martinez, U.S. Senator Tom Udall and Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of manufacturing workers, local officials, business leaders and aviation enthusiasts at Cutter Aviation for a general aviation (GA) jobs rally Tuesday.

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Deliveries and billings up for GA

WASHINGTON, DC — Figures released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that in the first half of 2013, total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments rose 8.9% over last year, from 931 shipments to 1,014 shipments. Billings worldwide reached $10.4 billion, up 26.4% from the same period last year, [Read more...]

Deliveries, billings up for GA in first quarter

WASHINGTON, DC — General aviation airplane shipments increased 9.6% in the first quarter of this year, according to figures just released by the The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

Shipments increased from 418 in 2012 to 458 this year. Billings for GA airplanes totaled $4.6 billion in the first three months, up 32% from the same period last year.

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Deliveries up slightly, billings down in 2012

WASHINGTON, DC — Last year, airplane shipments increased just .6%, while billings were down .9%, according to figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

While mixed, the 2012 year-end numbers don’t reflect “the amount of development work in progress in general aviation,” said Brad Mottier,  GAMA chairman.

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Zaon debuts portable ADS-B system

DALLAS — Zaon Flight Systems has released the MX1090 portable ADS-B system. Compatible with its PCAS XRX traffic system, the MX1090 adds the benefit of an extended range to 100 nm, according to company officials.

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Airplane shipments up 4.2% in first nine months of year

WASHINGTON, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the results of the first nine months of general aviation industry shipments and billings for 2012, which shows thatairplane shipments increased 4.2% compared to 2011, while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 1.4%.

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An engine for growth

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) recently unveiled a three-minute video, “General Aviation Manufacturing – An Engine for Growth,” which highlights general aviation’s role as an American “success story,” a major generator of “first-class job creation,” a global technological leader in supplying “next generation aircraft” and a producer of transportation assets that help companies be “more productive and efficient” and keep communities connected. Click here to watch the video.

Air Tractor joins GAMA

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved Air Tractor as its newest member. GAMA’s membership currently stands at 77 manufacturers.

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Groups partner to create IFR Proficiency Center at Oshkosh

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is teaming up with the IMC Club to host three instrument flying proficiency seminars at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, held July 23-29.

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