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GAMA Welcomes Two Companies to Associate Membership

GAMA NEWS 19-30 For Immediate Release: May 16, 2019



GAMA Director of Communications:
Sarah McCann

Released: May/16/2019

General Aviation
Manufacturers Association
Headquarters: (+1) 202-393-1500
European Office: (+32) 2 550-3900


GAMA Welcomes Two Companies to Associate Membership

Washington, DC ­­–– The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today announced the addition of two companies as associate members: AutoFlightX GmbH and Vertical Aerospace Ltd.

AutoFlightX is dedicated to the development, production, sales and operation of electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicles. Started in February 2018, the company’s eVTOLs combine the benefits of helicopters with those of conventional aircraft, and can be used as regularly piloted sports aircraft, as unmanned highly automated cargo drones, and as unpiloted highly automated air taxis.

Founded by Stephen Fitzpatrick, CEO of OVO Energy, Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly, by making air travel personal, on-demand and carbon-free. Since its inception in 2016, the company has grown to over 40 engineers and technical experts.

AutoFlightX is based in Gilching, Germany, and Vertical Aerospace is headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom, bringing the total number of European-headquartered companies that GAMA represents to 22.

For additional information, please contact Sarah McCann, GAMA Director of Communications, at +1 (202) 637-1375 or

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.