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GAMA Joins Other Aviation Associations to Call for End to U.S. Government Shutdown

GAMA NEWS 13-50 For Immediate Release: Oct 10, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) joined the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and other leading aviation groups today on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to call for an end to the U.S. federal government shutdown, which is negatively impacting general aviation manufacturing and aircraft deliveries.

“General aviation aircraft manufacturers are already feeling significant and harmful effects from the shutdown,” said Jens Hennig, Vice President of Operations for GAMA. “With the FAA Aircraft Registry office closed, more than 150 newly manufactured aircraft worth more than $1.9 billion will be delayed by mid-October. Our message to the nation’s political leaders is clear: End the shutdown now.”

Communications Director:
Sarah McCann: smccann@gama.aero
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
www.GAMA.aero
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.