The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) named its 2020 executive leadership with Jet Aviation Group president David Paddock stepping in as chairman. Currently GAMA’s vice chair, Paddock will succeed this year’s chairman, Gulfstream Aerospace president Mark Burns. Meanwhile, Burns will remain on the Executive Committee as the immediate past chair.
Nicolas Chabbert, Daher’s senior v-p for aircraft, is the incoming vice chairman. He previously has chaired the association's Safety and Accident Investigation committee.
Additionally, GAMA has created a European Leaders Steering committee, naming Luxaviation chief technical officer David Van Den Langenbergh to head the new panel. Comprising senior executives from GAMA’s European members, the committee will be tasked with providing strategic guidance for GAMA’s collaboration with European institutions and stakeholders. It further will focus on initiatives to foster the general aviation sector in Europe, in addition to working to enhance aviation safety.