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GAMA Looks Forward to Working with Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

GAMA NEWS 21-5 For Immediate Release: Feb 2, 2021

Feb 2, 2021
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Looks Forward to Working with Transportation Secretary Buttigieg

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate confirmed the nomination of Pete Buttigieg as the next U.S. Secretary of the Department of Transportation. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO, Pete Bunce, released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Secretary Buttigieg:

“GAMA congratulates Secretary Buttigieg on his confirmation and looks forward to working with him on the critical issues facing general aviation. We were pleased to see that during his confirmation hearing, Secretary Buttigieg indicated that it was of both economic and strategic importance to make aviation manufacturing and its skilled workforce a priority. We are prepared to work with the Secretary and his team on our continued commitment to advancing the industry’s work on environmental sustainability, which includes increasing the adoption and availability of sustainable aviation fuels and fostering critical research and infrastructure investments. Additionally, we look forward to showcasing for Secretary Buttigieg the industry’s emerging advanced air mobility sector, which will transform aviation and facilitate transportation alternatives through innovative technologies.

“As our industry continues to navigate through the pandemic, it will be important that our government leaders, including Secretary Buttigieg, understand the challenges the industry faces, the resilience of our workforce and that their work and leadership is critical to the future of the industry .”



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.