GAMA released the industry's second
quarter shipment and billings figures on Wednesday. The numbers
show that, in the first half of 2010, total GA airplane shipments
fell 9.8 percent, from 1039 units in 2009 to 937 units this year.
However, billings for general aviation airplanes totaled $9.40
billion in the second quarter of 2010, up 0.2 percent. This
is the second consecutive quarter that industry billings have
"As general aviation manufacturers continue looking towards
recovery from the economic downturn, it remains critical that
pro-growth, pro-manufacturing policies like bonus depreciation that
promote aircraft purchases and stimulate job creation be put in
place," said Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO. "As the
global economic recovery picks up steam, markets outside of North
America continue to hold promise for renewed growth in our
Piston-powered airplane shipments totaled 425 units compared to 434
units delivered in the first half of 2009, a 2.1 percent decrease.
Turboprop shipments declined 17.8 percent from 191 units in the
first six months last year to 157 units in 2010. Business jet
shipments totaled 355 units, a 14.3 percent decrease over the 414
units delivered during this same period in 2009.
GAMA's full shipment report is attached.
By the numbers, GAMA reports the second quarter shipments of
airplanes manufactured worldwide is as