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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General aviation shipments, billings flat in 2011

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The general aviation aircraft market worldwide was mixed in 2011 with a slight decline of shipments, but an increase is billings. The expected resurgence did not take place. Manufacturers shipped 1,865 planes, a decline of 3.5% from 2010, while billings increased 0.4% to $19.1 billion.

Not included in the data released Feb. 22 by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) are figures from Hawker Beechcraft’s fourth-quarter, which will be released about March 31. These figures will change the year’s total, but not to any great extent.

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FlightSafety International appoints Eric Hinson executive vp

Eric Hinson will join FlightSafety International as executive vice president Jan. 5, 2009.

Hinson is president and CEO of Piaggio America, the U.S. subsidiary of the Italian business aircraft manufacturer. He also serves on the board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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