GAMA Membership Criteria
Interested in becoming a member of GAMA? Subject to approval by GAMA’s Board of Directors, companies that meet the following criteria are eligible for membership.
The applicant must have demonstrated a high standard of corporate ethics and a sustained commitment to improving aviation safety. Applicants must be a company or business unit directly responsible for and primarily engaged in the production or manufacture of general aviation products* and have annual gross general aviation sales (not shipments) exceeding US$ 2.5 million (or equivalent). Additionally, applicants must meet the requirements of paragraph A, B, or C below.
- If the applicant manufactures general aviation airplanes, rotorcraft, engines or propellers, it must hold a Type Certificate (TC) issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), or an equivalent civil aviation authority, including, but not limited to Transport Canada Civil Aviation (TCCA), and the National Civil Aviation Agency – Brazil (Agência Nacional de Aviação Civil – ANAC).
- If the applicant manufactures a component that, in normal operation, is intended for installation on a type-certificated general aviation product, the applicant must hold the appropriate design approval issued by the FAA, EASA, or equivalent civil aviation authority or be a supplier directly to a general aviation manufacturer that holds a Type Certificate.
- If the applicant provides services or articles that, in normal operation, are not permanently installed on a general aviation product, then the service or article must meet the requirements of paragraph 4, 5, or 6 below:
- The article is required to be onboard an aircraft during normal flight operations (IFR or VFR) by the FAA, EASA or an equivalent civil aviation authority, or;
- The service is primarily intended to provide maintenance, maintenance programs, or OEM-originated maintenance data to operators, repair facilities or maintenance technicians, provided the company demonstrates it has a continuing business relationship to supply such services for the airworthiness of general aviation products, or;
- The article is intended to simulate an aircraft manufactured by a GAMA-member company to the extent that the FAA, EASA, or equivalent civil aviation authority, allows visual landings and take-off maneuvers performed in the simulator to be credited toward pilot experience as if the pilot had done them in an aircraft.
GAMA Hybrid & Electric Propulsion Associate Membership Criteria
Subject to approval by the GAMA Board of Directors, companies that are not eligible for regular membership in GAMA but meet the following criteria may be extended Associate membership.
The applicant must have demonstrated a high standard of corporate ethics and a sustained commitment to improving aviation safety. Applicants must be a company or business unit engaged in advancing the general welfare, safety, interests and activities of general aviation through the development, manufacture or advocacy of electric or hybrid propulsion aircraft, technologies, systems, policies and standards primarily intended for general aviation.
Associate Members do not have an individual seat or vote on the Board of Directors, nor any interest in any property of the Corporation. However, Associate Members as a group may nominate one individual representative to serve as a Director on the Board for a period of up to 2 years. As required by GAMA’s Bylaws, every Member of the Board of Directors shall be a senior officer of the member company or division represented and much be elected as a Director by a majority vote of the Board or Executive Committee.
For additional membership information or an application package, please contact: Bree Foran, Director of Meetings and Membership Services, at bforan@GAMA.aero.