Billings, Montana

May 15, 2012 - 4:45pm

While the number of business jet deliveries and overall industry billings continued to slide in the first quarter of 2012, there was a minor retrenchment for the turboprop segment, according to numbers released late last week by the U.S. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). For the first quarter of the year, OEMs handed over 122 bizjets, a decrease from the 128 it delivered in same period last year, a decline of 4.7 percent, while the number of turboprops rose by two year-over-year, representing a better than 3-percent gain.

May 15, 2012 - 1:45pm

While the number of business jet deliveries and overall industry billings continued to slide in the first quarter of 2012, there was a minor retrenchment for the turboprop segment, according to numbers released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

March 7, 2011 - 7:40am

Aviation Specialties Unlimited (Booth No. 3033) has passed a major milestone, having made more than 500 night-vision-goggle cockpit modifications.

ASU’s first modifications were to two Eurocopter EC135s, one for Collier County Emergency Medical Services of Naples, Fla., and one for St. Vincent Healthcare of Billings, Mont.

November 9, 2010 - 11:02am

General aviation aircraft shipment data released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) starkly demonstrate the continued effects the sour economy has had on the OEMs over the past two years. In the first nine months, GA airplane shipments numbered 1,357 units, down 14.5 percent from 1,588 in the same nine months last year. Billings in the nine-month period slipped 2.5 percent from a year ago to $13.47 billion.

August 5, 2010 - 11:28am

Business jet and turboprop delivery totals declined for the seventh straight quarter, but industry billings rose a modest 0.2 percent in the first six months of this year, according to statistics released yesterday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). In the first half of this year, deliveries of business jets decreased 14.3 percent, with 355 aircraft shipped versus 414 in the same period last year.

November 5, 2009 - 10:35am

Airplane shipment numbers released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) starkly demonstrate the effect the economic downturn has had on the OEMs so far this year. During the first three quarters manufacturers delivered 615 business jets, a decline of nearly 38 percent from the 988 handed over during the same period in last year’s peak production year.

June 30, 2008 - 7:11am

According to Cessna chairman and CEO Russ Meyer, the company’s 75th year in business could be its best ever in terms of deliveries and billings. Meyer said that by year-end the Wichita airframer will deliver more than 300 Citations, 100 Caravans and 500 piston singles; billings are expected to top $3.2 billion.

December 27, 2007 - 7:38am

MAIR Holdings announced late last month that its Big Sky Airlines subsidiary will end all its Delta Connection service on the East Coast as of midnight, January 7. The company will then attempt to “transition” its Billings, Mont.-based operation to another airline, distribute any remaining cash to shareholders and completely liquidate sometime next year, said MAIR president Paul Foley.

December 20, 2007 - 7:54am

MAIR Holdings announced yesterday that its Big Sky Airlines subsidiary will end all its Delta Connection service on the East Coast as of midnight on January 7. The company will then attempt to “transition” its Billings, Mont.-based operation to another airline, distribute any remaining cash to shareholders and completely liquidate sometime next year, said MAIR president Paul Foley during a conference call this morning.

July 6, 2007 - 5:38am

Raytheon Beech 99, Billings, Mont., May 19, 2007–The nosegear of Beech 99 N950AA, registered to Alpine Aviation of Provo, Utah, collapsed on landing at Billings, causing minor damage. There were no injuries.

 
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