2008-08-11 - GAMA shipments riseBizjet shipments boom fuels record billings for GA manufacturers
Rekordumsätze dank Business-Jet-Boom<br /> The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced record-setting billigs for the first half of 2008 of $12.1 billion, a 24.1 percent increase in the first half of 2008.
"Shipments in the business jet and turboprop segments continue to rise steadily," said GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce. "Expanding worldwide markets are having a very positive affect on the turbine segments of our industry."
Piston-powered airplane shipments totaled 1034 units compared to 1226 units delivered in the first half of 2007, a 15.7 percent decrease. Turboprop shipments increased from 186 units in the first half last year to 222 units in 2008. Business jet shipments totaled 663 units in the first half of 2008, a 39.3 percent increase over the 476 units delivered in the second quarter of 2007.