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GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Rotorcraft Shipment Data

GAMA NEWS 17-58 For Immediate Release: Aug 17, 2017




GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

Released: August/17/2017General Aviation
Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900

GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Rotorcraft Shipment Data

Washington, DC – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published the second quarter rotorcraft shipment report. The rotorcraft industry delivered 465 aircraft in the first six months of 2017, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to the same period of last year. The value of the deliveries was $1.9 billion compared to $1.5 billion in 2016.

“The second quarter shipment and billing numbers provide a positive marker for the rotorcraft market stabilizing and are a solid bright spot for the general aviation industry in 2017,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.

Shipments of piston rotorcraft increased from 116 in 2016, to 127 in 2017. The turbine rotorcraft unit shipments increased from 282 last year to 338 in 2017, a 19.9 percent increase.

2016 H1 2017 H1 Percent Change
Piston Rotorcraft 116 127 +9.5%
Turbine Rotorcraft 282 338 +19.9%
Total Rotorcraft Units 398 465 +16.8%
Total Rotorcraft Billings $1.52B $1.88B +23.9%

View the full report.

*NOTE: GAMA published second quarter airplane shipment and billing data on August 15.

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

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