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GAMA Highlights Developments of Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program

GAMA NEWS 21-19 For Immediate Release: Apr 15, 2021

Apr 15, 2021
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Highlights Developments of Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) is encouraging eligible U.S. aviation manufacturers and maintenance businesses, whose workforces were impacted by the pandemic, to start preparing themselves for participation in the Aviation Manufacturing Jobs Protection (AMJP) program.

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) $3 billion AMJP program will provide grants to retain, recall or rehire the workforces of eligible aviation manufacturers and maintenance  businesses, including their suppliers, during the pandemic. This temporary program requires a cost-sharing of 50 percent by employers and 50 percent by the federal government and can only be used to support the compensation of these workers.

DOT has indicated that it will soon be accepting applications for businesses to participate in the AMJP program and has created a website for applicants to monitor the status of the program. They are also encouraging eligible businesses, if they have not already done so, to apply now for a Data Universal Number Systems (DUNS) and to register online with the System of Award Management. Additionally, DOT recently published a Federal Register notice describing the data that it anticipates collecting from companies in order to implement AMJP requirements during the application process.

The AMJP program was established as part of the American Rescue Plan Act, which passed through Congress and was signed into law in March. GAMA is a staunch supporter of the program as it will assist in strengthening the aviation industry’s fragile supply chain, keep highly skilled workers in the industry, as well as support small businesses that need assistance to maintain operations.

For more information regarding the AMJP program, visit DOT’s press release announcing these developments can be found HERE.  




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.