GAMA Going Green

 - June 24, 2008, 11:36 AM

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) on Friday announced that it 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. “The general aviation manufacturing industry has a powerful record of technological advancements,” noted GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “And it is committed to mitigating its collective impact on the environment through technologies that neither constrain industry growth nor negatively impact the high-quality jobs that span the spectrum of the aviation industry.” In related news, Wichita-based Cessna on Friday formed the Cessna Environmental Strategy Council to assess and minimize its impact on the environment.