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GAMA Board Elects Leadership for 2005

GAMA NEWS 05-1 For Immediate Release: Jan 4, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC, January 5, 2005 – The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected James E. Schuster as its Chairman for 2005. Mr. Schuster is Chairman and CEO of Raytheon Aircraft Company, located in Wichita, KS. He previously served as GAMA’s Vice Chairman and Chairman of GAMA’s Security Issues Committee.

The Board also elected Dean M. Flatt as GAMA’s Vice Chairman for 2005. Mr. Flatt is President and CEO of Honeywell Aerospace Electronic Systems, located in Phoenix, AZ. He previously served as Chairman of GAMA’s Flight Operations Policy Committee and will now chair GAMA’s Security Issues Committee.

Following Mr. Schuster’s election, the following GAMA Board members accepted his invitation to serve in key leadership positions for the Association during 2005:

  • Robert A. Barrett, President of PerkinElmer Fluid Sciences, will continue to chair GAMA’s Safety Affairs Committee.
  • Peter G. Edwards, President, Business Aircraft, Bombardier Aerospace, will continue to chair GAMA’s Technical Policy Committee.
  • Jack J. Pelton, Chairman, President and CEO of Cessna Aircraft Company, will chair GAMA’s Flight Operations Policy Committee.
  • John G. Rosanvallon, President and CEO of Dassault Falcon Jet Corporation, will continue to chair GAMA’s Communications Committee.
  • Charles M. Suma, President and CEO of The New Piper Aircraft, Inc., will continue to chair GAMA’s Product Liability & Legal Issues Committee.
  • Mark Van Tine, President and COO of Jeppesen will chair GAMA’s International Affairs Committee.

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.