Tell Congress: Don't Privatize the U.S. Skies
Privatization of the U.S. air traffic control system is an extremely risky concept with little guarantee of rewards. Instead, the U.S. Congress, FAA and industry stakeholders should work on targeted changes to the current system.
2017 Plane Build Ends
The winning high school team of our 2017 Aviation Design Challenge successfully built a Glasair Sportsman at the end of June.
First Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data
GAMA released its 2017 first quarter aircraft shipments data, which showed that both total airplane and rotorcraft shipments increased compared to the same period in 2016, while combined billings declined to a total of $4.1 billion.
Facilitate the Future of Aviation Manufacturing
The U.S. Congress needs to pass aircraft certification reform this year to support innovation and job growth, facilitate exports, and strengthen the health of general aviation, which provides $219 billion in economic output annually.
GAMA at AERO Friedrichshafen 2017
GAMA hosted its annual press luncheon, along with joining EASA for a press announcement about the CS-23 final rule. Learn more, under "News & Events".
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) exists to foster and advance the general welfare, safety, interests, and activities of the global business and general aviation industry. This includes promoting a better understanding of general aviation manufacturing, maintenance, repair, and overhaul and the important role these industry segments play in economic growth and opportunity, and in serving the critical transportation needs of communities, companies, and individuals worldwide.
Aviation Pros writes about the GAMA display at EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2017.
Chad Trautvetter covers GAMA’s remarks about the U.S. House Appropriations Committee’s passage of its fiscal year 2018 transportation bill.
GA Facts & Statistics
- In the U.S., General Aviation flies almost 23 million hours, of which two-thirds are for business purposes.
- General Aviation supports $219 billion in total economic output and 1.1 million total jobs in the United States.