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GAMA Publishes 2019 Second Quarter Aircraft Shipment Report

GAMA NEWS 19-39 For Immediate Release: Aug 12, 2019

 

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GAMA Vice President, Operations:
Jens Hennig

GAMA Memo
Released: August/12/2019

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association

www.GAMA.aero
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA Publishes 2019 Second Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data.

Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published a mid-year industry update with the release of preliminary second quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings data. Piston and business jet deliveries increased through the first six months of 2019 compared to the same time period in 2018, while turboprop airplane and rotorcraft shipments were lower.

“While the year-to-date aircraft shipments are mixed, this should not obscure the outlook for a bright future for general aviation. Our mid-year report shows new aircraft reaching entry into service milestones with additional models expected to enter into service before the end of 2019,” said GAMA’s President & CEO, Pete Bunce. “Our members remain focused on bringing safety enhancing new technology to the general aviation fleet and upgrading aircraft to meet fast approaching global mandates for Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B) and datalink communications. Additionally, our industry’s continued emphasis on developing airframes, engines, and avionics that improve fuel efficiency, our aggressive pursuit of hybrid and electrically propelled air vehicles, and promotion of the build out of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel infrastructure, should make us all proud of our collective commitment to environmental sustainability.”

The piston market continued to lead the increase in deliveries at 567 units, up 15.2% from the same period in 2018. Business jet shipments increased by 12.5% in the first six months of 2019 to 316 airplanes delivered. Turboprop airplanes, however, declined in deliveries from 260 to 231 units from the same reporting companies. The value of airplane deliveries through the first six months of 2019 was $9.0 billion, an increase of approximately 12.9%.

Rotorcraft deliveries slowed in the first six months of 2019. Piston rotorcraft shipments declined from 149 units to 110 units. The industry delivered 299 turbine rotorcraft, a reduction by 11.3% compared to 2018. The value of rotorcraft shipments was $1.5 billion, a decline of approximately 13.1%.

First Half Aircraft Shipments and Billings Comparison

Aircraft Type 2018 2019 Change
Piston Airplanes 492 567 +15.2%
Turboprops 260 231 -11.2%
Business Jets 281 316 +12.5%
Total Airplanes (*) 1,033 1,114 +7.8%
Total Airplane Billings (*) $8.0B 9.0B +12.9%
Piston Rotorcraft 149 110 -26.2%
Turbine Rotorcraft 337 299 -11.3%
Total Rotorcraft 486 409 -15.8%
Total Rotorcraft Billings $1.7B 1.5B -13.1%

Note: Second quarter shipment data was not available from three airplane manufacturers at the time of publication. GAMA will update the report online when the data has been released by the companies. The above comparison table does not include second quarter 2018 data from these three manufacturers.

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For additional information, please contact Jens Hennig, Vice President, Operations, +1 (202) 393-1500 or jhennig@GAMA.aero.


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 www.GAMA.aero.

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European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

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