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GAMA Publishes First Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data

GAMA NEWS 19-33 For Immediate Release: May 17, 2019

 
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GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

GAMA Memo
Released: May/17/2019

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association

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

 

GAMA Publishes First Quarter Aircraft Shipment Data

Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published its first quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings report. Results showed increases across the airplane segments of the industry, but a slowdown in rotorcraft shipments compared to the first quarter of 2018.

“While our rotorcraft segment experienced some headwinds, our airplane segment remains strong,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “Statements by our member companies point to solid order intakes during the first quarter, laying down a positive marker for later in 2019.”

The piston airplane market led the increase in deliveries at 248 units, a 24.0% increase from the same period in 2018. Turboprop and business shipments also increased year-over-year, at 7.0% and 6.8% respectively. Piston rotorcraft shipments in the first quarter of 2019 were 66 units, compared to 77 units in 2018. There were 104 turbine rotorcraft shipments in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 134 in the first quarter last year.

Segment 2018 2019 Change
Piston Airplanes 200 248 +24.0%
Turboprop Airplanes 115 123 +7.0%
Business Jets 132 141 +6.8%
Total Airplane Shipments 447 512 +14.5%
Total Airplane Billings $3.83B $4.24B +10.5%
Piston Rotorcraft 77 66 -14.3%
Turbine Rotorcraft  134 104 -22.4%
Total Rotorcraft Shipments 211 170 -19.4%
Total Rotorcraft Billings $0.60B $0.51B -15.1%

View the first quarter report.

For additional information, please contact Jens Hennig, GAMA Vice President, Operations, at 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.

 
 

 
Communications Director:
Sarah McCann: smccann@gama.aero
General Aviation Manufacturers Association
www.GAMA.aero
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.