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GAMA Welcomes New Memberships

GAMA NEWS 22-54 For Immediate Release: Dec 8, 2022

Dec 8, 2022
Contact: Andre Castro


GAMA Welcomes New Memberships 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the additions of MD Helicopters as a Member; Archer, Overair and Volocopter as Associate Members, and Odys Aviation as an Associate Member EPIC.

MD Helicopters is headquartered in Mesa, Arizona, and was founded in 1947. They manufacture high-performance rotorcraft solutions that support operators flying military, commercial, law enforcement, utility and VIP mission profiles. MD Helicopters has a rich history of designing and building aircraft known for their safety, versatility, responsiveness, speed and reliability.

Archer is designing and developing electric vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for use in urban air mobility networks. Archer’s mission is to unlock the skies, freeing everyone to reimagine how they move and spend time. Archer's team is based in Santa Clara, California. Archer joined GAMA in 2021 as an Associate Member EPIC and has elected to elevate their membership to an Associate Member.

Overair is an advanced air mobility company headquartered in Santa Ana, California. Founded in 2020 as spinoff of Karem Aircraft, Overair is developing its electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft, Butterfly, using decades of proprietary VTOL technology developed for military use cases. These innovations give Butterfly critical power reserves using today’s commercially available battery cells, which translate into advances in safety and a superior experience for riders and communities. Overair (as Karem Aircraft) joined GAMA in 2018 as an Associate Member EPIC and has elected to elevate their membership to an Associate Member.

Volocopter was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Bruchsal, Germany. Its family of eVTOL aircraft will offer passengers (VoloCity and VoloRegion) and goods (VoloDrone) swift, secure, and emission-free connections to their destinations, supported by VoloIQ, the UAM ecosystem’s software platform that serves as its digital backbone for safe and efficient operations. Volocopter joined GAMA in 2018 as an Associate Member EPIC and has elected to elevate their membership to an Associate Member.

Odys Aviation was established in 2019 and is headquartered in Long Beach, California. Odys Aviation is dedicated to building the future of regional air travel. Odys Aviation develops and builds vertical takeoff and landing aircraft for the world's busiest travel corridors. Using hybrid-electric technology, they are forging the next step in commercial aviation, cutting travel times in half while significantly reducing the industry's carbon footprint.

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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


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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.