GAMA figures show deliveries rising

Alasdair Whyte

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) says that business jet deliveries fell 14.1% for the first quarter of 2010, compared to the same period in 2009.
GAMA says 164 corporate jets were delivered compared to 191 business jets in the first quarter of 2009.

“These numbers are being released on the heels of Europe’s premier business aviation show, the European Business Aviation Conference and Exhibition, where many of our manufacturers noted that the market seems to be stabilizing,” said Pete Bunce, president and CEO of GAMA.  “Reported flight activity from the FAA and Eurocomtrol is on an upward trend and the used aircraft inventory is slowly decreasing.  However, these first quarter figures reveal that our industry is far from a recovery.”  

The piston airplane segment was down 7.3 percent in the first quarter, with 166 units delivered compared to 179 airplanes in the first three months of 2009.  The turboprop segment delivered 60 units, down from 89 units during the same period in 2009 for a 32.6 percent decrease. 

First quarter aircraft deliveries

 

2009 

2010

CHANGE

Pistons

179 

166 

-7.3%

Turboprops

89 

60 

-32.6%

Business Jets

191

164 

-14.1%

Total Shipments

459

390

-15.0%

Total Billings

$4.33B

$4.64B

+7.1%

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