GAMA team focuses on environment

 - July 7, 2008, 6:14 AM

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) last month established an environment committee “to represent the general aviation manufacturing industry’s environmental policy and coordinate with other aerospace industry stakeholders and government entities.” According to GAMA, the committee will ensure that the association’s members are active participants in the discussions and policy decisions about GA’s environmental impact and initiatives, as well as build support for more research and technology to further reduce aviation’s carbon footprint. The committee will be chaired by GAMA board member and Bombardier Business Aircraft president Steven Ridolfi. According to GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce, the GA industry is committed to mitigating its effect on the environment through technologies that don’t “constrain industry growth.” In related news, Wichita-based Cessna on Friday formed the Cessna Environmental Strategy Council to assess and minimize its impact on the environment.