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Briefing April 2013 Issue

Briefing: April 2013

GAMA Report Shows Airplane Sales Flat, Helicopters Up

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association report on 2012 shipments was mixed. Deliveries of piston aircraft were down 2 percent compared to 2011. Business jet deliveries were down 3.4 percent. Turboprops increased 10 percent, eking out an overall growth of 0.6 percent for airplanes. Helicopter sales rose 21 percent, reflecting a growing global demand. GAMA said it expects “resurgence” in the next few years for GA aircraft sales as new technologies are certified and reach the market.

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