WASHINGTON, D.C. — Students Bryant Castro, Kodee Scott, Michael Gomez and Amber McCutcheon along with teacher Sabrina Laurent — the winners of the GAMA/Build A Plane 2017 Aviation Design Challenge — will spend the next two weeks building a Glasair Sportsman airplane at Glasair Aviation in Arlington, Washington, as their prize.
The team from Olney High School in Olney, Texas, won the all-expenses-paid trip to assemble the Sportsman as part of the fifth annual Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) competition. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — In just released figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), shipments of both airplane and rotorcraft increased in the first quarter of this year, while combined billings dropped.
“The first quarter shows mixed results for our industry, but with several bright spots,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — At its annual industry review Feb. 22, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the 2016 year-end aircraft shipment and billings numbers.
GAMA Chairman Simon Caldecott, president and CEO of Piper Aircraft, revealed that airplane shipments globally fell 3.9%, from 2,331 in 2015 to 2,241 in 2016, while airplane billings declined 14.1%, from $24.1 billion to $20.7 billion. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Shipments of general aviation aircraft dropped 3.5% worldwide in the third quarter of this year, according to the latest figures from the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).
In the first nine months of the year, 1,504 airplanes were shipped, compared to 1,558 in 2015.
Rotorcraft shipments declined 16% to 615 compared to 732 in the same period last year.
Combined airplane and rotorcraft billings were $15.9 billion year-to-date in 2016 compared to last year’s $19.1 billion, a drop of 16.5%. [Read more…]
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has opened registration for the fifth annual GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge, a competition to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) skills among U.S. high school students using aviation.
The first 100 high schools that enter the competition will receive complimentary “Fly to Learn” curriculum and software powered by X-Plane that teach aerodynamic and aviation engineering principles. [Read more…]
Figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) show that worldwide aircraft shipment and billing figures are down for the first half of 2016.
Airplane shipments declined 4.5% to 970, while billings fell 11% from $10.4 billion to $9.3 billion.
Rotorcraft shipments also dropped 16.1%, from 467 during the same period a year ago to 392 in 2016. Billings for rotorcraft fell 32.5%, from $2.1 billion to $1.4 billion. [Read more…]