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GAMA Mourns the Passing of Former U.S. Congressman James Oberstar

GAMA NEWS 14-22 For Immediate Release: May 3, 2014

Washington, DC–Pete Bunce, President and CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), released the following statement on the death today of former U.S. Congressman James Oberstar (D-MN):

"On behalf of GAMA, I want to express our sadness at the passing of Congressman James ‘Jim’ Oberstar, former Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He worked tirelessly to strengthen the transportation infrastructure of the United States and also understood the importance of a healthy general aviation industry. He was proud to have Cirrus Aircraft in his congressional district and was a champion for their development and progress. As a graduate of the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium, he also understood the importance of U.S.-European cooperation on aviation issues and the need to work with legislators and regulators globally to advance aviation safety. He will be greatly missed, and I join the entire GAMA family in extending our condolences to Jean and his family." 

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Andre Castro:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
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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.