General Aviation Manufacturers Association Opens Representative Office for the Middle East and North Africa
Apr 7 14
General Aviation Manufacturers Association announced the opening of a representative office for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The new office will be co-located with the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) in Dubai, UAE. The establishment of the GAMA office highlights the importance of the MENA region for general and business aviation, as well as the strong partnership between GAMA and MEBAA. General aviation fixed-wing airplane deliveries to the region grew from less than 5% of total deliveries in 2007 to 9% in 2013.
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association Appoints Brian Oszakiewski, to the Association as A Director of Government Affairs
Feb 24 14
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association appointed Brian Oszakiewski, to the association as a director of government affairs. Oszakiewski comes to GAMA from the office of U.S. Representative Dan Lipinski (D-IL), where he most recently served as legislative director. His responsibilities included advising the Congressman on all aviation, rail, highway, water, and freight issues before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. He worked extensively on the Federal Aviation Administration Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 and supported the work of Congressman Lipinski on the House General Aviation Caucus. Oszakiewski's extensive issue portfolio also included appropriations, budget, homeland security, manufacturing, and labor issues. He joined Lipinski's staff in 2006.
General Aviation Manufacturers Association Announces Management Appointments
Nov 12 13
The Board of Directors of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) elected Steve Taylor, President of Boeing Business Jets, as GAMA's Chairman for 2014. Taylor previously served as GAMA's Vice Chairman of the Board and as Chairman of the Flight Operations Policy Committee. Joe Brown, President of Hartzell Propeller, has been selected as GAMA's Vice Chairman. Brown will continue to serve as Chairman of the Policy and Legal Issues Committee. In addition, the following three Board members were elected to GAMA's Executive Committee and will serve as Chairman of the following committees: Environment Committee: Ed Dolanski, President and CEO, Aviall Inc.; Flight Operations Policy Committee: John Uczekaj, President and CEO, Aspen Avionics; Safety and Accident Investigation Committee: Simon Caldecott, President and CEO, Piper Aircraft. The following Board members will remain on the Executive Committee and continue to chair their respective committees: Airworthiness and Maintenance Policy Committee: Aaron Hilkemann, President and CEO, Duncan Aviation; Communications Committee: Larry Flynn, President, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.; Global Markets Committee: Simon Pryce, Group Chief Executive, BBA Aviation; Security Issues Committee: Mark Van Tine, CEO, Jeppesen; Technical Policy Committee: Phil Straub, Vice President and Managing Director of Aviation, Garmin International; Brad Mottier, Vice President and General Manager, Business and General Aviation and Integrated Systems of GE Aviation, who has served as Chairman in 2013, will remain on the Executive Committee as the Immediate Past Chairman. Additionally, GAMA's Board of Directors approved Stevens Aviation as a member company. Stevens is one of the premier aviation services providers for Beechcraft, Bombardier, Cessna, Embraer, Gulfstream, Learjet, Piaggio and Pilatus aircraft.