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GAMA Announces Addition of Six Companies to Membership

GAMA NEWS 19-22 For Immediate Release: Mar 6, 2019



GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

Released: March/5/2019

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900


GAMA Announces Addition of Six Companies to Membership

Washington, DC –– The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the addition of six companies to its membership: Lee Aerospace, Schweizer, Aerion Corporation, Lilium GmbH, Daedalean and Unither Bioelectronics.

“We’re excited to add another group of great companies to our expanding, worldwide membership,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “These six companies cover a broad swath of segments and technologies – rotorcraft, supersonic, first tier suppliers and electric and hybrid propulsion – that comprise the ecosystem that is and will be an essential part of the global general aviation industry’s future. We’re proud to represent them and look forward to contributing to their success.”

“The expanding breadth of the GAMA manufacturing membership requires we continue focusing on streamlining the certification and validation process globally,” said GAMA Chairman and Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. President Mark Burns. “It also underscores the rapid pace of technological innovation happening in our industry, and our responsibility to recapitalize our workforce through education and training while continuously promoting the dynamic nature of careers available in aviation.”


Lee Aerospace

Lee Aerospace was founded in 1989 by owner and company president, Jim Lee. Starting as a production facility for Boeing 737/757 cabin windows, Lee Aerospace has grown through the years to include advanced aerospace transparency design, an FAA 145 Certified repair facility offering repair and installation, major and complex aerostructure assemblies and composite manufacturing programs for some of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. The company is headquartered in Wichita, Kansas.


Schweizer is a reorganized company that manufactures the piston powered two-seat Schweizer 269 rotorcraft. Schweizer is based in Fort Worth, Texas.

Associate Member Full

Aerion Corporation

Aerion is pioneering a new generation of efficient, economical, and environmentally responsible supersonic aircraft. The Mach 1.4 AS2 business jet is scheduled to begin flight testing in 2023. The company entered into a partnership with Boeing in February 2019 to develop the AS2 and advance the supersonic market. In October 2018, Aerion and GE Aviation unveiled the GE AffinityTM engine, the first supersonic engine in more than 50 years. Aerion is headquartered in Reno, Nevada.

Lilium GmbH

Lilium GmbH is an aviation startup developing a revolutionary on-demand air mobility service. To enable the vision of air mobility for everyone, the company is designing, manufacturing and will soon operate the Lilium Jet, the first all-electric vertical take-off and landing jet (eVTOL) of its kind. The company is located in Munich, Germany.

Associate Member


Daedalean is a startup with the mission to build a certified airworthy autopilot that can also pass the exams for human pilots. Relying on expertise in robotics, computer vision and machine learning, as well as a thorough foundation in classical systems engineering, avionics and piloting, the company is working on guidance, navigation and control systems. The company is located in Zurich, Switzerland.

Unither Bioelectronics

Unither Bioelectronics, a subsidiary of Lung Biotechnology PBC, is focused on the development of eVTOL aircraft specifically for the purpose of delivering organs to hospitals. The company is involved in various research and development programs to push the boundaries of electric flight and the certification aspect of eVTOL technologies. The Unither family of companies aims at an exponential increase in organ transplantation, via future U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved lung manufacturing techniques. Unither is based in Bromont, Québec.

For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or

GAMA is an international trade association representing over 100 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services. GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft. For more information, visit GAMA's website at


Communications Director:
Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

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.