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GAMA Announces New Member and Associate Member Companies

GAMA NEWS 18-59 For Immediate Release: Nov 6, 2018




GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

Released: November/6/2018

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

GAMA Announces New Member and Associate Member Companies

Washington, DC –– The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the addition of seven companies to its membership: Raisbeck Engineering, Ampaire, AVIAGE, Robotic Skies, SkyRyse, Volocopter and ZeroAvia.

“We are proud to have a long established and highly respected company like Raisbeck Engineering join as a full member company,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “We’re also excited to welcome six companies to our associate membership, a category we created in 2015 to represent companies engaged in the rapidly growing and revolutionary sector of general aviation vehicle design and maintenance focusing on electric and hybrid propulsion coupled with simplified vehicle operations.”

Read below to learn more about each company.


Raisbeck Engineering, Inc.

Raisbeck Engineering is owned by Acorn Growth Companies, a private equity firm investing exclusively in Aerospace, Defense and Intelligence. Headquartered in Seattle, Washington, the company develops, markets and manufactures worldwide-certified performance improvement systems for some of the most prolific commercial and general aviation aircraft models in the market today.

Associate Members

Ampaire, Inc.

Ampaire, Inc., based in Los Angeles, California, is developing electric airplanes that will enable all-electric commercial flights which will be affordable, quiet and environmentally friendly.


AVIAGE is a joint venture between GE and AVIC that is focused on the development of new avionics and aircraft systems. Based in Shanghai, China, the company’s aircraft systems will serve the emerging aviation mobility market.

Robotic Skies

Robotic Skies, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is developing a network of worldwide certified repair stations focused on emerging unmanned aviation systems and urban mobility.


SkyRyse, based in Hayward, California, is working to enable aviation mobility through the introduction of a network of aircraft that include new cockpit technologies making flying safer and easier.


Volocopter, headquartered in Bruchsal, Germany, was one of the earliest developers of electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft, with the company’s all-electric multi-copter designs. Volocopter is developing a global network of aircraft and infrastructure to enable new forms of aviation mobility.


ZeroAvia, headquartered in Hollister, California, is developing a propulsion system in the hybrid-electric propulsion space.

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 120 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.