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GAMA, NBAA, NATA Launch Safety Program Calling for Icing Awareness

GAMA NEWS 05-26 For Immediate Release: Oct 10, 2005

WASHINGTON, DC, October 10, 2005 – As the cold weather operation season closes in, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA), and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) have partnered to promote a safety awareness program designed to mitigate the risk of incidents related to ice contamination.

The three organizations are jointly sending a letter to operators and fixed based operators (FBOs) within the business aircraft community, highlighting the extra measures operators should take when operating in a winter climate. The letter also provides references to online resources containing detailed guidance and comprehensive educational tools for icing operations.

Pete Bunce, President and CEO of GAMA said, “Operations in a winter environment require extra attention from the flight crew prior to takeoff as well as in-flight. We have found that tactile inspections of the critical surfaces help the operator ensure safe operation in a cold climate.”

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.