WASHINGTON, D.C.—The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) joined the National Air Traffic Controllers Association (NATCA) and other leading aviation groups today on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to call for an end to the U.S. federal government shutdown, which is negatively impacting general aviation manufacturing and aircraft deliveries.
“General aviation aircraft manufacturers are already feeling significant and harmful effects from the shutdown,” said Jens Hennig, Vice President of Operations for GAMA. “With the FAA Aircraft Registry office closed, more than 150 newly manufactured aircraft worth more than $1.9 billion will be delayed by mid-October. Our message to the nation’s political leaders is clear: End the shutdown now.”
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.