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GAMA Releases Second Quarter Worldwide Shipments For GA Airplanes

GAMA NEWS 10-22 For Immediate Release: Aug 4, 2010

WASHINGTON, DC, August 4, 2010 – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s second quarter shipment and billings figures.  In the first half of 2010, total general aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 9.8 percent, from 1039 units in 2009 to 937 units this year. Billings for general aviation airplanes totaled $9.40 billion in the first six months of 2010, up 0.2 percent.  This is the second consecutive quarter that industry billings have risen.  

"As general aviation manufacturers continue looking towards recovery from the economic downturn, it remains critical that pro-growth, pro-manufacturing policies like bonus depreciation that promote aircraft purchases and stimulate job creation be put in place," said Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO.  “As the global economic recovery picks up steam, markets outside of North America continue to hold promise for renewed growth in our industry.”  

Piston-powered airplane shipments totaled 425 units compared to 434 units delivered in the first half of 2009, a 2.1 percent decrease. Turboprop shipments declined 17.8 percent from 191 units in the first six months last year to 157 units in 2010. Business jet shipments totaled 355 units, a 14.3 percent decrease over the 414 units delivered during this same period in 2009.

GAMA’s full shipment report is attached.

FIRST SIX-MONTHS SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANES MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE

2009 

2010

CHANGE

Pistons

434 

425 

-2.1%

Turboprops

191 

157 

-17.8%

Business Jets

414 

355 

-14.3%

Total Shipments 1039

937 

-9.8%
Total Billings $9.38B $9.40B +0.2%

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.