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GAMA Statement on U.S. Government Shutdown’s Impact on GA Manufacturers

GAMA NEWS 13-46 For Immediate Release: Oct 1, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C.—General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) President and CEO Pete Bunce issued the following statement today about the U.S. government shutdown’s effect on general aviation manufacturers:

“The lifeblood of general aviation manufacturers is their ability to bring new safety-enhancing products to market. The government shutdown will interrupt the flow of innovation, as the hundreds of FAA engineers who oversee and certify general aviation products will be sent home. While there is a compelling need to implement a more streamlined certification process, an indiscriminate government shutdown—which hurts the livelihood of hardworking men and women—is not the way to do it. We hope that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle will recognize this impact, among many others, and move quickly to end the shutdown.”

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.