ABOVE: With 247 aircraft delivered, the turboprop segment recorded the strongest increase, up by almost twelve per cent
The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) reported strong global deliveries in the second quarter of 2022, with numbers increasing across almost all segments of the market. Overall aeroplane deliveries reached a value of $9.1b in the first six months of the year, up 5.2% compared to the previous year. The piston-engine segment recorded a particularly strong performance (+9.4% with 638 units delivered), considering that the pandemic had not affected deliveries in 2021.
“Demand for general aviation aircraft continues at a robust pace. Since the initial setbacks of the pandemic, we have seen some segments make strides with growing backlogs and high rates of operations while others are still diligently working to navigate the path to recovery,” said GAMA President & CEO, Pete Bunce. “Despite ongoing supply chain and workforce issues, our industry continues to make progress and strategically posture for the future, which is a true testament to our strength and durability.”