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GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Airplane Shipment Report

GAMA NEWS 17-56 For Immediate Release: Aug 15, 2017




GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

Released: August/15/2017

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Airplane Shipment Report

Washington, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published second quarter general aviation airplane shipment and billings data. The general aviation industry delivered 995 airplanes at a value of $9 billion during the first half of 2017.

“Results for the second quarter of this year are very much like the first – mixed, with some bright spots,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “We hope rule rewrites in the U.S. and Europe, reorganization of the FAA certification directorate, and ongoing certification and regulatory reform efforts in Congress, including fuller utilization of the delegation authorization, will spur higher numbers in future quarters this year and the next.”

The piston airplane segment led the industry in unit improvement at a 5.6 percent increase compared to the same period in 2016. Business jet shipments increased by three units to 295 deliveries over the first six months of 2017. The turboprop segment was down 0.9 percent, or two units, in the first six months of 2017 compared to the same time period last year.

2016 2017 Percent Change
Piston Airplanes 443 468 +5.6%
Turboprops 234 232 -0.9%
Business Jets 292 295 +1.0%
Total Airplane Units 969 995 +2.7%
Total Airplane Billings $9.4B $9.0B -3.4%

View the full report.

*NOTE: GAMA will publish the second quarter rotorcraft shipment report separately.

For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or

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

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.