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General aviation aircraft deliveries exceed 4000 in 2023

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has released a report on general aviation aircraft sales for 2023 which show that for the first time in a decade, more than 4,000 aircraft were delivered.

“For the first time in more than a decade, the general aviation manufacturing industry has eclipsed 4,000 aircraft delivered. In addition to this strong showing, there are robust and growing order backlogs for all segments of aircraft,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA president and CEO.

The good news comes with a warning, however, in that while 2023 GA aircraft deliveries were high and current order books are encouraging, there remain ongoing supply chain issues and market uncertainty.

“While the deliveries from 2023 are very encouraging, our industry faces headwinds from ongoing supply chain issues, workforce shortages, uncertainty and unpredictability from global regulators, and short-sighted efforts aimed at curbing business and general aviation, particularly in Europe,” adds Bunce.

GAMA says that shipments in 2023, when compared to 2022, saw piston aircraft deliveries increase 11.8% from the same reporting companies, with 1,682 units; turboprop aircraft deliveries increase 9.6%, with 638 units; and business jet deliveries increase 2.5%, with 730 units.

The value of airplane deliveries for 2023 was $23.4 billion, an increase of approximately 2.2%. Piston helicopter deliveries for 2023 meantime saw an increase of 7.7%, with 209 units; and preliminary civil commercial turbine helicopter increase 10.4%, with 753 units. The preliminary value of helicopter deliveries for 2023 was $4.4 billion, an increase of approximately 11.2%.

Image accredited to Piper Aircraft 

Author: FTN Editor

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