The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released the Third Quarter 2022 General Aviation Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report. Aircraft manufacturing industry results for the first nine months of 2022, compared the same period in 2021, indicate an increase in aircraft deliveries across all segments as well as an increase in the overall value of aircraft shipments.
“Demand for general aviation aircraft remains robust as our industry continues to strategically address current challenges, including supply chain issues and labor shortages within our industry and regulators. Deliveries are converging towards, and in some cases exceeding, the levels we experienced before the pandemic, which is a testament to the strength of our industry and the importance and usefulness of general aviation and business,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “As we look to the future, we need to focus on the need to train regulatory personnel and leverage the bilateral security between regulatory bodies to improve both the certification and validation processes. At the same time, our industry will continue to foster the momentum we have created to address environmental issues, which includes advancing technology that improves aircraft and operational efficiency; supporting the production, distribution and adoption of SAF; and further developing hydrogen, electric and hybrid propulsion – all of which are important to meeting our business aviation commitment of net zero carbon emissions by 2050.”
Aircraft shipments in the third quarter of 2022, compared to the same period in 2021, saw piston aircraft increase by 8.8% to 1,012 units, turboprops increase by 7.3% to 383 units and business jet shipments increased by 1.8% with 446 units. The value of aircraft deliveries through the third quarter of 2022 was $14.1 billion, an increase of approximately 4.8%.
Helicopter shipments during the third quarter of 2022 increased compared to the same period in 2021; piston helicopter deliveries increased by 3.8% to 137 units, and turbine helicopter deliveries increased by 7.1% to 439 units.
GAMA’s full third quarter 2022 report is available at gama.aero.