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GAMA Reports 2014 New Aircraft Shipments
February 12, 2015 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported that member companies delivered a total of 2,454 aircraft in 2014 up from 2,353 in 2013. Total billings were $24.5 billion, compared to $23.4 billion in the previous year.
The number of piston engine airplanes built rose to 1,129, an increase of 9.6 percent over the year before. Business jet deliveries also increased from 678 to 722. But turboprop numbers declined from 645 to 603.
Gulfstream led all member companies in billings with the 150 business jets it delivered worth $7.81 billion. Cirrus was the highest volume piston airplane maker delivering 308 airplanes worth $217 million.
Helicopter shipments showed a sharp 24.7 percent decline from 1,290 in 2013 to 971 in the past year. Weakness in the global oil business is thought to be one of the reasons demand for helicopters dropped during the year.
Among the manufacturers showing stronger years were Socata, which delivered 51 of its new TBM 900 fast single-engine turboprops, and the combined Beech and Cessna Textron company that delivered a total of 672 airplanes worth $2.92 billion. Included in the Textron deliveries were 155 Skyhawks, 32 G36 Bonanzas, 40 B58 Barons and 22 Corvalis TTx piston singles.See the complete GA Aircraft Shipment Report on the GAMA website.