European Manufacturers Group Created

 - May 31, 2007, 5:39 AM

The European general aviation industry on May 22launched a counterpart to the U.S. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). Dubbed EGAMA, the European general aviation manufacturer group will be a “high-level sectoral group” inside the AeroSpace and Defense industries association of Europe (ASD). Members will be manufacturers of business jets, helicopters, light aircraft and their supply chain, lobbyists said at EBACE in Geneva last month. Among the founding members are Airbus, Bombardier, Dassault, Diamond Aircraft, Eurocopter, Evektor, Piaggio, PZL Swidnik, Turbomeca and Socata. The new lobby group will be headquartered in Brussels in existing ASD offices.