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GAMA Welcomes Five New Members

GAMA NEWS 23-17 For Immediate Release: Jul 13, 2023

Jul 13, 2023
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Welcomes Five New Members

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomed Aviation Partners, Inc.; Enstrom Helicopter Corporation; HCL America Inc.; and SmartSky Networks as Members, and Siemens Smart Infrastructure as an Associate Member EPIC.

Aviation Partners, Inc. is headquartered in Seattle, Washington, and was founded in 1991. They design and produce advanced-technology winglet systems to reduce wingtip vortex, resulting in less drag, lower fuel burn and superior climb and cruise performance. Aviation Partners’ designed winglets, now flying on more than 10,000 business and commercial aircraft are estimated to have saved over 14 billion gallons of jet fuel and reduced global CO2 emissions by more than 137 million tons.

Enstrom Helicopter Corporation designs and manufactures light civil and military helicopters in Menominee, Michigan. Enstrom has maintained a reputation for safety, value and performance for over 60 years, and has aircraft operating in over 50 countries around the world. Enstrom is wholly owned by Surack Enterprises of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

HCL America Inc. is a global technology company, home to more than 223,000 people across 60 countries, delivering industry-leading capabilities centered around Digital, Engineering, Cloud and AI, powered by a broad portfolio of technology services and products. With over three decades of experience in the Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry, spread across Business Jets, Advanced Air Mobility (AAM), Air Transport, Space, Defense and Aviation markets, HCLTech provides a comprehensive suite of offerings that fulfill the traditional, transformational and future needs of A&D enterprises to supercharge their next phase of growth.

SmartSky Networks is headquartered in Research Triangle, North Carolina, and was founded in 2011. They offer a next-gen air-to-ground (ATG) inflight connectivity network, innovative hardware and a digital services layer. The combination of the three product lines is enabling the digital transformation of aviation. SmartSky leverages 5G, LTE and patented beamforming technologies to harness 60 MHz in the unlicensed band for unprecedented inflight connectivity capabilities. SmartSky Networks joined GAMA in 2017 as an Associate Member EPIC and has elevated their membership.

Siemens Smart Infrastructure is based in Buffalo Grove, Illinois, with its global headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. They provide Advanced Air Mobility related products, systems, solutions and services from the point of power generation all the way to consumption while addressing the challenges of urbanization and climate change.

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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
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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.