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Media Advisory: GAMA Press Luncheon and Regulators Panel at AERO Friedrichshafen

GAMA NEWS 12-16 For Immediate Release: Apr 17, 2012

Please join GAMA for our annual press luncheon at AERO Friedrichshafen.   GAMA leaders will discuss the most pressing issues affecting the general aviation industry in Europe.    

Wednesday, April 18, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. 

AERO Friedrichshafen
Conference Center West, Room Austria

On Thursday, April 19, GAMA is hosting a regulators panel on GA aircraft technology and growth.  The session will feature the leaders of EASA and FAA certification and rulemaking and a representative of the Light Aircraft Manufacturers Association (LAMA), who will discuss the on-going effort to rewrite the Part 23 certification regulations globally, a top GAMA priority.

GAMA will ask about the implications for GA aircraft as authorities consider restructuring CS/Part 23 airworthiness specifications and implementation of LSA/ELA concepts with an eye towards simplification and embracing future technologies and how this will reduce the regulatory burden on manufacturers and stimulate a new line of cost effective GA aircraft and equipment.  The panelists will also explore the opportunities for stakeholders to provide input to the regulatory agencies as these efforts move forward. And finally, they will discuss the implementation of the EU-US Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement as it relates to increased efficiency in the certification and validation of GA products and articles across the Atlantic.

Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 2:30pm

AERO Friedrichshafen
Conference Center East, Room Berlin

Carl Thomas – General Aviation Certification Section Manager, Certification Directorate, EASA
Earl Lawrence – Manager, Small Airplane Directorate, FAA
Jan Fridrich – Chairman, LAMA Europe
Greg Bowles – GAMA (Moderator)

Please contact Katie Pribyl (, +1-703-869-4563) with questions.

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.