WASHINGTON, DC, August 22, 2012 – The board of directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has approved Flight Design and Sandel Avionics as the association's newest members. GAMA now has 78 member companies worldwide.
Flight Design, GmbH is based in Leinfelden-Echterdingen, Germany and is the manufacturer of the recently EASA type certified CTLS and the developer of the Flight Design C4. Beginning with hang gliders in the early 1980s, and progressing to light-sport aircraft and with the EASA certified CTLS and the EASA/FAA to-be-certified C4 soon to make its first flight, Flight Design has approached air sports and the manufacture of its aircraft as innovative professionals. Since production of the high-technology, carbon-fiber CT was launched in 1997, more than 1,800 Flight Design airplanes have been delivered to customers throughout the world.
Sandel Avionics Inc., the terrain avoidance leader, engineers and manufactures advanced avionics for rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft. It provides compact integrated display systems, for the military, commercial and international markets, which include 3-ATI and 4-ATI retrofit primary displays, Class A & B fixed-wing TAWS and HeliTAWS--the helicopter industry’s only certified panel mount HTAWS that alerts against wires, terrain and obstacles.
GAMA is an international trade association representing over 75 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 they manage fleets of aircraft. GAMA fosters and advances the welfare, safety, and interests of general aviation by working with governments and the industry to promote a better understanding of the important role general aviation plays worldwide in economic growth and development. GAMA is headquartered in Washington, DC, with a European office in Brussels, Belgium. For additional information, visit GAMA's website at www.GAMA.aero.