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GAMA Applauds Creation of Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor

GAMA NEWS 20-52 For Immediate Release: Dec 17, 2020

Dec 17, 2020
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Applauds Creation of Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) expressed its strong support for the newly established Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor (SSTC) for testing non-military supersonic aircraft. The SSTC was made possible by an agreement between the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

“We applaud the work done by the State of Kansas and appreciate the leadership shown by Governor Kelly, Senator Moran, KDOT Secretary Lorenz and KDOT Director of Aviation Brock to proactively establish the infrastructure needed for manufacturers, as well federal entities such as NASA and the FAA, to test and analyze the significant technological advancements being made in supersonic flight. The Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor will assist in the assessment of sound mitigating structural and engine designs as well as state of the art atmospheric acoustic modeling that eliminates the sonic boom and shapes the noise signature of an aircraft traveling faster than the speed of sound to a very low volume rumble.  The validation of these technological breakthroughs through the use of sophisticated ground acoustic and telemetry sensors will provide the necessary data to assist global regulators and policymakers in modernizing supersonic flight policies. We look forward to participating in the re-birth of civil supersonic air travel that will take place through an environmentally sensitive and sustainable process,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO.

For more information about the Kansas Supersonic Transportation Corridor, view Governor Kelly’s announcement at




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


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Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
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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.