GAMA: Q1 / 21 aircraft shipments up 6.9% in Q1 / 21, business jets stagnate
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) released the General Aviation Aircraft Shipments and Billings Report for the first quarter of 2021. Shipments increased for turbine helicopters and propeller planes, while business jet and piston helicopter shipments were flat in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period of 2020, which in its final weeks saw the onset of the pandemic.
“The first quarter of 2021 shows progress for the industry. It is encouraging to see manufacturers starting to recover from the effects of the pandemic. Although we are not yet clear. The industry continues to face headwinds, particularly with persistent supply chain issues and the pandemic’s restrictions and constraints on global travel. It is important that we continue to work with governments to help strengthen our supply chain, safely ease travel restrictions, and protect our highly skilled workforce. Our outlook for the future is exciting, especially in light of our industry’s commitment and focus on environmental sustainability, which continues to drive the development of new aircraft, innovative technologies and production, distribution. and the adoption of sustainable aviation fuels ”, Pete Bunce, said the President and CEO of GAMA.
Aircraft shipments for the first three months of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, saw piston aircraft deliveries increase by 7.3%, to 235 units; turboprop aircraft deliveries increased by 18.3% to 84 units; and business aircraft deliveries remained stable at 113 units.
Deliveries of civil-commercial turbine helicopters for the first three months of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, registered an increase of 8.2%, to 92 units; and piston helicopter deliveries nearly matched the first quarter of 2020 with 36 units.
First Quarter Aircraft Shipments and Billings
|Aircraft in total||404||432||6.9%|
|Total aircraft billing||$ 3.33 billion||$ 3.93 billion||18.1%|
|Total billing for helicopters||$ 431 million||$ 544 million||26.2%|
GAMA’s full Q1 2021 report is available at gama.aero.