GAMA Applauds European Parliament’s Adoption of Electric Aviation Report

Jan. 17, 2024

During its plenary sitting in Strasbourg, the European Parliament adopted Erik Bergkvist’s Own Initiative Report on “Electric Aviation – a Solution for Short and Mid-Ranged Flights.” The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) praised the passage of the report which highlights the key policy and legislative measures needed to accelerate the development of electric aviation in Europe and showcases how it can ensure that aviation remains one of the most effective and efficient forms of transport in the decades to come. 

“We fully support the policy recommendations made in the report which should serve as an important reference for the incoming European Commission. The report strongly emphasizes the need for more targeted public funding by European Union Agencies and initiatives to help fund innovation and bring electric aviation products to market and develop the appropriate ground infrastructure to support this emerging sector. The potential for these products to help green pilot training, and urban and regional air mobility is clearly recognised in the report,” said Kyle Martin, Vice President, European Affairs, GAMA.

GAMA, which represents most companies active in the field of electric aviation, looks forward to supporting the sector’s ongoing work with European regulators and co-legislators to provide expert counsel to ensure electric aviation a staple of the future of aviation. Last December, GAMA orchestrated a round-table event on electric aviation in the European Parliament to showcase the breadth of ongoing developments and opportunities of the sector in Europe