GAMA and Build A Plane launch second design challenge

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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

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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, billings up for GA in first quarter

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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

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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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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.