WASHINGTON, DC — The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved CubCrafters, SimCom, and Taylor-Deal Aviation as the association’s newest members. GAMA now has more than 80 member companies worldwide.
CubCrafters, founded in 1980 by President Jim Richmond, is located at McAllister Field Airport (YKM) in Yakima, Wash. CubCrafters offers three new, ready-to-fly aircraft. The second generation SPORT CUB S2 (pictured) is the successor to the original SPORT CUB. The CARBON CUB SS, a stronger and more powerful version of the S2 with 180 horsepower, is the most powerful LSA aircraft in production. The TOP CUB, with a useful load of over 1000 lbs., is the most capable two-place personal and utility aircraft in its class.
SimCom Training Centers provides pilot training services to aircraft owners, professional pilots and maintenance personnel operating in general aviation, regional, military, government and cargo operations around the world. Headquartered in Orlando, Florida, SimCom operates simulator training facilities in Orlando, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona, and Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas. SimCom offers training programs for a wide variety of aircraft, including the Aerostar series; Beechjet 400 series; Beech Baron/Duke series; Twin Cessna 300/400 series; Cessna Conquest I/II; CitationJet, CJ1, CJ2 and CJ3; Citation I/II/SII/V/Bravo/Ultra/Encore; Dornier 328 Jet; Saab 2000; Eclipse EA-500; Falcon 20; Hawker 400/700/800/800XP; Hawker Beech 400XP; JetPROP; King Air 90/100/200/300/350; Learjet 20/30 series; Learjet 55; Mitsubishi MU-2 series; Mitsubishi MU-300 series; Pilatus PC-12; Piper Cheyenne I/II/III; Piper Meridian/Mirage/Malibu/Matrix, Navajo, Saratoga, and Seneca series; Socata TBM 700/850; Turbo Commander 690/Jetprop series and Westwind I/II. SimCom is the exclusive factory authorized training provider for the Eclipse EA-500 (in the Americas), Pilatus PC-12 (in the Americas), Socata TBM (in North America and Mexico), Mitsubishi MU-2 and the Piper Meridian, Mirage, Malibu, Matrix, Seneca and Saratoga aircraft. Training on one of the company’s two Jetstream J41 simulators is also conducted at the Eastern Airways headquarters at Humberside International Airport in Kirmington, UK.
Taylor-Deal Aviation (TDA) is a turn-key parts, products, engineering and certification facility for modifications on rotorcraft and fixed wing aircraft. They specialize in VIP and head-of-state interiors, special use military aircraft, avionic upgrades and other custom modifications. With a team of approximately 50 engineers of all disciplines, state of the art manufacturing capabilities and a team of partner companies, TDA provides nearly all types of support to aircraft modification projects. TDA is currently developing several STC’s for GA aircraft and anticipates bringing them to market this year.
GAMA is an international trade association representing over 80 of the world’s leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA’s members also operate repair stations, FBOs, pilot and maintenance training facilities and they manage fleets of aircraft. GAMA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with a European office in Brussels, Belgium. For additional information: GAMA.aero