The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) have approved Mahindra Aerospace and Hutchinson North America as new members of the association. GAMA now has 89 members.
Mahindra Aerospace is the aircraft and aerostructures manufacturing business of the Mahindra Group, a $16.5 billion diversified multinational headquartered in India. Mahindra’s utility aircraft business is based in Australia’s Latrobe Valley and operates through a global network of reputed general aviation aircraft dealers and customer care. Its facility near Melbourne produces the Airvan 8, an eight-seat utility airplane currently certified in 38 countries. In addition, Mahindra is launching the Airvan 10, a 10-seat turboprop utility airplane, and is working with India’s National Aerospace Laboratories to co-develop the C-NM5, a five-seat, low-wing aircraft. The company’s aerostructures manufacturing business includes facilities in Melbourne and Bangalore, India.
Headquartered in Burbank, California, Hutchinson North America, a subsidiary of Hutchinson Aerospace, is a multi-faceted company that supports numerous manufacturers in the areas of anti-vibration and noise reduction systems and Barry mounts and isolators. Hutchinson Aerospace is a recognized world leader in the design, manufacture and application of products and systems technology for the control of vibration, mechanical shock and structure-borne noise, and is a leading supplier of aircraft vibration isolators and cabin noise reduction systems internationally. Hutchinson Aerospace currently works with multiple GAMA member companies, including Airbus Helicopters, Bell Helicopter, Bombardier Aerospace, Dassault Falcon, Textron Aviation, and UTC Aerospace Systems.
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.