Log in to use our free company, program and sector update tracker feature.
 

Front page

GAMA publishes 2016 first quarter aircraft shipment data

Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) published the first quarter 2016 aircraft shipment results. The general aviation industry shipped 614 aircraft in the first three months of the year for a total value of $4.5 billion.

“The entire industry is feeling the impact of retrenchment in the energy sector as well as global geopolitical and economic insecurity,” GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce said. “Despite these headwinds, our industry continues to invest in research, development, and certification of more efficient and safe products. Therefore, actions taken by elected officials to stimulate R&D and improve regulator efficiency have a far-reaching impact on the economy."

Shipments of general aviation aircraft were soft across the board with only a handful of bright spots. Piston airplane and rotorcraft shipments were stable at 191 and 60 units units respectively in the first quarter compared to last year. Business jet deliveries declined by 4.7 percent from 128 in first quarter 2015 to 122 in first quarter 2016. The turboprop airplane segment's deliveries slowed by 6.8 percent to 109 units. Turbine rotorcraft also declined from 141 to 103 units.

Bunce continued, "This is why the certification and consistency in regulatory interpretation reforms contained in both the U.S. Senate and House FAA reauthorization bills are so critical to our manufacturers and maintenance, repair, and overhaul companies in terms of getting innovations and new technologies to market. We are also pleased that language contained in the Senate Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Appropriations bill highlights the importance of these reforms. Both the authorizers and appropriators also recognize the importance of improving validation activities between global regulatory authorities to reduce duplicative review."

“Next week, GAMA Board members will be on Capitol Hill, pressing home the need for these changes with members of the U.S. Congress,” Bunce continued. “We will be calling on them to move forward on bipartisan FAA reauthorization and appropriations legislation that expedites delivery of new products to market, better leverages industry and regulatory resources, and reduces costs to customers.”

Note: Dassault reports combined civil airplane deliveries twice a year in accordance with company financial reporting procedures. The summary table data does not include 2015 first quarter Dassault deliveries to allow for a year-to-year comparison.

Press release issued by General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) on May 6, 2016

 

 Contact details from our directory:
General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Trade Organisations

 

 Related directory sectors:
Trade Organisations

Enhanced listings:


EuroLink International Sales & Marketing
Build sales faster! International business development services for vendors to the aerospace sector. Multilingual technical sales & marketing to OEMs, MROs, and Tier suppliers.

EWI
The leading engineering and technology organization in North America dedicated to developing, testing and implementing advanced manufacturing technologies for industry.

Qualmark Corporation
Qualmark is your industry leading manufacturer and partner for accelerated reliability testing, HALT and HASS, for all commercial and defense avionics.

MW Industries, Inc
Design and manufacture springs, fasteners and related products for aerospace including: engine components, flight controls, propulsion, landing gear, interiors and avionics.

Zeus Industrial Products, Inc.
Delivers precision polymer solutions that transform businesses & markets. 50 years' dedication to building partnerships, products and services.

See our advertising tariff.

 

12
data pages remaining in monthly quota for non-subscribers

© Copyright of Airframer Limited, operated under licence by Stansted News Limited 2017. Terms & Conditions of reading.