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GAMA Welcomes Alex Burkett as General Counsel and Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs

GAMA NEWS 21-51 For Immediate Release: Dec 15, 2021

Dec 15, 2021
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Welcomes Alex Burkett as General Counsel and Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs

WASHINTON, D.C.  – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Alex Burkett to serve as the association’s General Counsel and Director of Safety and Regulatory Affairs.

Burkett joins GAMA with many years of experience in aviation policy and safety. Most recently, he served as Staff Director and Special Advisor on Aviation Safety for the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Aviation Subcommittee. Burkett has also spent time working at United Airlines as Director of Regulatory Compliance, and the National Transportation Safety Board as an attorney.

“Alex brings over a decade of policy, safety and legal expertise to GAMA. We will rely on his knowledge and experience to advocate and support the priorities of our membership. He will be able to provide GAMA with a keen understanding of the policy issues that are paramount to the health of our industry, such as safety and certification. Alex is a great addition to our talented team,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO.   

Burkett is a native of Georgia and received his bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University and his juris doctorate from Florida State University College of Law. Burkett is also a licensed private pilot.




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.