GAMA Releases Third Quarter 2023 Shipment and Billing Report

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has published the Third Quarter 2023 General Aviation Aircraft Shipment and Billing Report. The general aviation aircraft manufacturing industry’s results for the first nine months of 2023, when compared to the same period in 2022, show increased aircraft deliveries across all segments along with an increase in the overall value of the aircraft shipments.

“General aviation is the planet’s aerospace technology incubator that drives safety and sustainability benefits to our transportation systems and economies. We are laser focused on safety, technology and sustainability initiatives to maintain and expand our industry’s steadfast growth into the future. To achieve this, it is imperative that there is stability within our industry’s regulatory bodies and having a new permanent leader at the top of the FAA is a great start. It is also essential that Congress act now to pass an FAA reauthorization bill that provides the new Administrator and agency with the necessary direction and tools to strengthen and enhance the aviation system,” said Pete Bunce, GAMA President and CEO.

Aircraft shipments through the third quarter of 2023, when compared to the same period in 2022, saw piston airplanes increase 11.9% with 1,135 units, turboprops increase 14.6% with 439 units, and business jets increase 2% with 455 units. The value of airplane deliveries through the third quarter of 2023 was $14.5 billion, an increase of 2.5%.

Helicopter shipments increased when compared to the third quarter of 2022; piston helicopter deliveries increased 15.3% with 158 units, and turbine helicopter deliveries increased 6.3% with 469 units.

Nine Month Aircraft Shipment and Billing

Aircraft Type 2022 2023  % Change 
Piston Airplanes 1,014 1,135 +11.9%
Turboprops 383 439 +14.6%
Business Jets 446 455 +2.0%
Total Airplanes 1,843 2,029 +10.1%
Total Airplane Billings $14.1B $14.5B +2.5%
Piston Helicopters  137 158 +15.3%
Turbine Helicopters 441 469 +6.3%
Total Helicopters 578 627 +8.5%
Total Helicopter Billings $2.6B $2.7B +5.4%

GAMA’s complete 2023 Third Quarter report can be found at

The 2023 year-end shipment and billing report will be published on February 21, 2024, during GAMA’s State of the Industry Press Conference in Washington D.C.