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GAMA Initiative to Promote Electric Aviation in Europe

GAMA Issues White Paper on Euro Electric Aviation

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association took a significant step forward in promoting the development of electric aviation in Europe by releasing a white paper at the Aero Friedrichshafen event in Germany.

The document, titled "Recommendations for Accelerating the Development of the Electric Aviation Sector in Europe," outlines critical measures that European regulators and policymakers should adopt to nurture this burgeoning industry.

The white paper encapsulates GAMA's ongoing advocacy efforts, pushing for essential policy and legislative support necessary to spur the growth of electric aviation across the continent. Key points in the paper emphasize the establishment of effective funding frameworks, enhancement of the supply chain to ensure resilience and robustness, and the crafting of conducive regulatory and policy landscapes that will underpin the sector's emergence and success.

A central recommendation from the paper is providing the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) with adequate resources and financial backing. This support is crucial for EASA to efficiently handle the certification processes required for new electric aviation technologies, ensuring they meet the stringent safety and operational standards without undue delays.

Kyle Martin, Vice President of European Affairs at GAMA, highlighted the pivotal role that general aviation plays in introducing innovative technologies that promise to transform the broader aviation landscape. "General aviation is at the forefront of developing and introducing innovative technologies that will transform the entire aviation industry," Martin stated. He expressed enthusiasm about continuing GAMA's collaboration with the European Commission and EASA to deepen their understanding of the significant role they play in advancing a sector that stands as an incubator for safety, sustainability, and innovation.

This initiative by GAMA to facilitate and accelerate the adoption of electric aviation technologies comes at a critical time. With increasing environmental concerns and the aviation industry's ongoing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint, the shift towards electric-powered aircraft represents a significant step forward in achieving these sustainability goals. By aligning manufacturers, policymakers, and regulators, GAMA aims to create a thriving ecosystem that will not only lead to technological advancements but also pave the way for a greener future in aviation.

FMI: GAMA.org

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