Registration is open to the first 100 schools that enter. [Read more…]
A new Harris Poll survey commissioned by the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) and the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has confirmed that business aviation is utilized mainly by small and medium-size companies that typically fly turboprops or small jets to maximize employee efficiency and productivity while providing travel schedule flexibility.
The poll, released at last week’s NBAA Convention in Las Vegas, also confirmed that a broad mix of employees – not primarily top executives – fly on business aircraft, which usually travel to community airports that usually have little or no scheduled airline service. [Read more…]
NEW CASTLE, Delaware — Delaware Governor Jack Markell, U.S. Senators Tom Carper and Chris Coons, and U.S. Representative John Carney joined officials with the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and hundreds of general aviation enthusiasts in celebrating general aviation’s significant jobs and economic record in Delaware at a jobs rally Nov. 20.
Leaders from Dassault Falcon Jet, FlightSafety International, Summit Aviation, and Aloft AeroArchitects (formerly PATS Aircraft Systems) also made remarks. The event, held at Dassault Falcon Jet in New Castle, is GAMA’s 14th jobs rally in the United States. [Read more…]
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The executive committee of the board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved seven companies — Celestica, Elliott Aviation, Gogo, Luxaviation Group, Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics, TRU Simulation + Training, and Yingling Aviation — as the association’s newest members.
GAMA now has 91 members. The seven new members represent the largest number of companies to join the association at one time in GAMA’s 45-year history, GAMA officials note.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised the efforts of members of the U.S. House of Representatives who signed a discharge petition last week that will force a vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank’s authorization, which expired on June 30.
Forty-two Republicans joined 176 Democrats in backing the petition. [Read more…]
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) and Build A Plane report that the Christian Home Educators Fellowship (CHEF) Homeschoolers in Cuba City, Wisconsin, won the third Aviation Design Challenge to promote Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) knowledge among U.S. high school students.
VERO BEACH, Florida — U.S. Senator Bill Nelson and U.S. Congressman Bill Posey joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), hundreds of manufacturing employees, aviation enthusiasts, and local leaders at an April 7 jobs rally celebrating the economic impact of general aviation in Florida. [Read more…]
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association and Build A Plane, a non-profit organization to encourage aviation and aerospace education, have partnered for a third year to sponsor the GAMA/Build A Plane Aviation Design Challenge. The challenge seeks to promote STEM education through aviation in high schools across the United States.
GAMA will provide the first 100 teachers who enter the competition with “Fly to Learn” curriculum, as well as five complimentary copies of airplane design and simulation software powered by X-Plane, for their classrooms. The lessons can be used to teach the basics of aerospace engineering and design. Students will learn to apply their knowledge to modify and fly their own virtual airplane in a fly-off.
The competition is free to enter. Registration is open until February 13, 2015, or until the first 100 schools register. Each school’s team must have four students to be eligible for the competition. Each team must include at least one male student and at least one female student.