In the first nine months of 2023, aircraft deliveries increased across all segments of general aviation, along with an increase in billings.
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Aircraft deliveries across all segments increased during the first six months of 2023, according to the latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association. Even better, the overall value of aircraft shipments also increased.
“GAMA continues to be inspired by the effort and creativity we see put forth by all the teams competing in the Aviation Design Challenge,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO. “We congratulate McIntosh High School and Gonzaga College High School for the insightful work they put into the challenge, especially as both teams were first time entrants.”
While helicopter sales were up almost 50% from a year ago, airplane deliveries grew just 6.7%, with a 3.5% drop in billings.
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Aircraft deliveries were up 6% in 2022, with billings topping $26.8 billion, according to the latest report from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
“Deliveries are converging on, and in some cases surpassing, the levels we were experiencing prior to the pandemic, which is a testament to the strength of our industry and the importance and utility of general and business aviation.”
The winning team will receive an all-expenses-paid general aviation experience, which includes a CubCrafters Manufacturing Experience. The second-place team will receive a Redbird Flight Simulations STEM Lab.