GAMA first quarter 2012 numbers
The General Aviation
Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the industry’s shipment and billings
figures for the first quarter 2012. In the first three months of 2012,
total worldwide general aviation (GA) airplane shipments fell 2.1 percent, from
377 units in 2011 to 369 units this year. Billings
for general aviation airplanes totaled $3.39 billion in the first three months,
down 8.0 percent.
shipments totaled 184 units in the first three months of 2012 compared to 188
units delivered during the same time period in 2011, a 2.1 percent decrease.
Turboprop shipments were up 3.3 percent from 61 units in 2011 to 63 units in
2012. Business jet shipments totaled 122 units, a 4.7 percent decrease over the
128 units delivered during this same period in 2011.
“The first quarter shipment
data shows mixed performance across the segments,” said GAMA’s president and
chief executive, Pete Bunce. “One continuing concern is the lack of
available financing around the world. An important step forward would be
for the U.S. Congress to quickly reauthorize the Export-Import Bank. The
lending authority of the bank spurs sales which are essential to revitalizing
the manufacturing sector. The House passed their version of the
legislation yesterday and we urge the Senate to quickly follow-suit.”
FIRST THREE MONTHS|
OF SHIPMENTS OF AIRPLANES MANUFACTURED WORLDWIDE
Notes: The 2012
shipment report includes two additional manufacturers, Thrush Aircraft and Air
Tractor. Additionally, Gulfstream Aerospace deliveries are now
identified at time of “outfitted” as opposed to “green.”
The 2011 shipment report has been updated for Gulfstream Aerospace and now
includes Thrush Aircraft deliveries.