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GAMA Releases Third-Quarter General Aviation Aircraft Shipment Report

GAMA NEWS 14-50 For Immediate Release: Oct 30, 2014
Washington, DC—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the 2014 third quarter general aviation aircraft shipment report. Total worldwide general aviation airplane shipments increased 5.7 percent to 1,678, and billings rose to $16.0 billion, up 4.0 percent.

Piston-engine airplane shipments increased 9.2 percent to 806 units in the first nine months of 2014, compared to 738 airplane shipments in the same period last year. Turboprop airplane shipments were down 3.7 percent to 412 units this year. Business jet shipments were up over last year, from 421 units to 460 units in 2014.


“The optimism about the general aviation market on display at NBAA’s convention last week is reflected in the continued recovery of the business jet and piston-engine segments this quarter,” GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce said. “New products are helping to fuel our industry’s continued growth as we continue to emerge from the recession.

“Unfortunately, not every sector, as evidenced by turboprops, is showing sustained growth, and this is indicative of the industry challenges we still face,” Bunce continued. “Following the U.S. mid-term elections on November 4, we hope the U.S. Congress will use the remaining weeks in the session to move forward on renewing tax incentives—such as the research and development (R&D) tax credit and bonus depreciation—to help general aviation manufacturers continue to innovate, sell more airframes, and spur installation of safety-enhancing products to finish the year on a strong note.”

FIRST NINE MONTHS OF SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANES MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE

 

2013

2014

CHANGE

Piston Airplanes

738

806

+9.2%

Turboprops

428

412

-3.7%

Business Jets

421

460

+9.3%

Total Airplane Shipments 1,587

1,678

+5.7%
Total Airplane Billings $15.4B $16.0B +4.0%
Piston Helicopters

256

184

-28.1%

Turbine Helicopters

703

464

-34.0%

Total Helicopter Shipments 959

648

-32.4%
Total Helicopter Billings $3.2B $2.6B -20.1%

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.