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GAMA Leadership Announced For 2008, Two New Member Companies

GAMA NEWS 07-21 For Immediate Release: Nov 6, 2007

WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2007 – The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has elected Alan Klapmeier, Chairman and CEO, Cirrus Design Corporation, as GAMA’s chairman for 2008. Klapmeier previously served as GAMA’s vice chairman and chairman of GAMA’s security issues committee.

The board also elected Mark Van Tine as GAMA’s vice chairman. Van Tine is President and CEO, Jeppesen. He has served as chairman of the international affairs committee and will continue this roll in the coming year.

GAMA’s board of directors also approved two applications for membership:

Aero Mach Labs, based in Wichita, Kansas, specializes in instrument development and support of field modifications from earliest design specifications through documentation for FAA approval. The company makes various instruments including power plant and electronic instrumentation, gyro-operated instruments, and fuel management systems.

Jet Aviation, headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, performs completions and aircraft painting, refurbishments, and aircraft maintenance. The company also has an engineering division that develops FAA supplemental type certificates for modifications and alterations to aircraft. In addition, Jet Aviation operates a number of airport support facilities and manages a fleet of aircraft.

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.