Piston Aircraft Sales Soar by 24% in First Quarter

We are excited to see this news in a recent press release from the General Aviation Manufacturer’s Association!

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“Washington, DC — The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published its first quarter 2019 aircraft shipment and billings report. Results showed increases across the airplane segments of the industry, but a slowdown in rotorcraft shipments compared to the first quarter of 2018.

“While our rotorcraft segment experienced some headwinds, our airplane segment remains strong,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce. “Statements by our member companies point to solid order intakes during the first quarter, laying down a positive marker for later in 2019.”

The piston airplane market led the increase in deliveries at 248 units, a 24.0% increase from the same period in 2018. Turboprop and business shipments also increased year-over-year, at 7.0% and 6.8% respectively. Piston rotorcraft shipments in the first quarter of 2019 were 66 units, compared to 77 units in 2018. There were 104 turbine rotorcraft shipments in the first quarter of 2019, compared to 134 in the first quarter last year.

Piston Airplanes200248+24.0%
Turboprop Airplanes115123+7.0%
Business Jets132141+6.8%
Total Airplane Shipments447512+14.5%
Total Airplane Billings$3.83B$4.24B+10.5%
Piston Rotorcraft7766-14.3%
Turbine Rotorcraft 134104-22.4%
Total Rotorcraft Shipments211170-19.4%
Total Rotorcraft Billings$0.60B$0.51B-15.1%

View the first quarter report.

For additional information, please contact Jens Hennig, GAMA Vice President, Operations, at [email protected].”

Piston Aircraft Sales Soar by 24% in First Quarter
LifeStyle Aviation June 4, 2019
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