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GAMA NEWS 12-30

For Immediate Release: 08-09-2012


General Aviation
Manufacturers Association

www.GAMA.aero
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GAMA Issues Second Quarter Shipment Report, Signs of Stability and Growth Across Segments

WASHINGTON, DC, August 9, 2012 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today released the results of the first six months of general aviation industry shipments and billings. Airplane shipments increased 5.9 percent in the first six months of 2012 compared to 2011 while the accompanying value of the airplane deliveries rose 13.2 percent.

“We are starting to see positive signs in the 2012 shipment data,” said GAMA’s president and CEO, Pete Bunce. “When coupled with the positive trend we are seeing in the used market, we may finally be witnessing the start of our recovery. However, significant impediments remain in our member companies’ ability to bring new, innovative and safety enhancing products to our customers. While we have seen positive steps by FAA’s leadership to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the certification process, much work remains to be done to take full advantage of the opportunities offered by improving and emerging markets."

Business jet deliveries increased 13.1 percent to 294 airplanes in the first half of 2012 compared to the same period last year. Turboprop airplane deliveries also improved to 243 units from the 2011 shipment level of 220 units. The piston engine airplane segment was basically flat at 381 deliveries or a 1.6 percent decline compared to the first six months of 2011.

FIRST SIX MONTHS OF SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANES MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE
2011
2012
CHANGE
Pistons
387
381
-1.6%
Turboprops
220
243
+10.5%
Business Jets
260
294
+13.1%
Total Shipments 867
918
+5.9%
Total Billings $7.2B $8.2B +13.2%

NOTE: GAMA's 3rd quarter General Aviation Shipment Report is scheduled to be published on November 6, 2012.

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GAMA is an international trade association representing over 80 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 www.GAMA.aero.