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GAMA President & CEO Testifies before Congress Regarding the State of General Aviation

GAMA NEWS 22-23 For Immediate Release: Jul 14, 2022

Jul 14, 2022
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA President & CEO Testifies before Congress Regarding the State of General Aviation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO, Pete Bunce, testified before the U.S. House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Subcommittee on Aviation, in a hearing entitled, “The State of General Aviation”.

In his testimony, Bunce described the resiliency of general aviation manufacturers and maintenance and service providers and the opportunities and challenges that the industry currently faces. This included addressing certification, validation and regulatory issues; strengthening workforce development for the entire industry; environmental sustainability efforts; and facilitating advanced air mobility. Additionally, he commended Chair Larsen and Ranking Member Graves for convening the hearing to learn more about the state of general aviation in preparation of FAA reauthorization and how Congress can work with stakeholders during this transformative time for the industry. 

During the hearing, Bunce highlighted certification and validation delays and solution for improvements, supply chain issues, the future of aviation fuels including the Eliminate Aviation Gasoline Lead Emissions (EAGLE) initiative, certification of advanced air mobility aircraft, concerns over future spectrum relocation and efforts to strengthen the industry’s workforce.  

A copy of Bunce’s written testimony can be found HERE, video of his opening remarks can be found HERE and video of the entire hearing can be found HERE.




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


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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.