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GAMA NEWS 10-22

For Immediate Release: 08-04-2010


General Aviation
Manufacturers Association

www.GAMA.aero
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GAMA Releases Second Quarter Worldwide Shipments For GA Airplanes

WASHINGTON, DC, August 4, 2010 - Today, the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s second quarter shipment and billings figures.  In the first half of 2010, total general aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 9.8 percent, from 1039 units in 2009 to 937 units this year. Billings for general aviation airplanes totaled $9.40 billion in the first six months of 2010, up 0.2 percent.  This is the second consecutive quarter that industry billings have risen.  

"As general aviation manufacturers continue looking towards recovery from the economic downturn, it remains critical that pro-growth, pro-manufacturing policies like bonus depreciation that promote aircraft purchases and stimulate job creation be put in place," said Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO.  “As the global economic recovery picks up steam, markets outside of North America continue to hold promise for renewed growth in our industry.”  

Piston-powered airplane shipments totaled 425 units compared to 434 units delivered in the first half of 2009, a 2.1 percent decrease. Turboprop shipments declined 17.8 percent from 191 units in the first six months last year to 157 units in 2010. Business jet shipments totaled 355 units, a 14.3 percent decrease over the 414 units delivered during this same period in 2009.

GAMA's full shipment report is attached.
FIRST SIX-MONTHS SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANES MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE
2009 
2010
CHANGE
Pistons
434 
425 
-2.1%
Turboprops
191 
157 
-17.8%
Business Jets
414 
355 
-14.3%
Total Shipments 1039
937 
-9.8%
Total Billings $9.38B $9.40B +0.2%
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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.