The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board of Directors this month approved Siemens AG and Meiya Group Global as members.
Siemens is a global technology powerhouse that has stood for engineering excellence, innovation, quality, reliability and internationality for more than 165 years. The company is active in more than 200 countries, focusing on the areas of electrification, automation and digitalization. At the end of September 2015, the company had around 351,000 employees worldwide. On the electrification front, Siemens will continue to lead as drive systems go electric – on land, at sea and now, in the air. For the past six years, Siemens has been quietly working on the electrification of aviation, manned and unmanned, with breakthroughs in aerospace grade electric motors, drives and propulsion systems, leveraging decades of motor and drive train experience, and drawing on core company expertise in electrification and automation. In 2015, the company developed a new type of electric motor that, with a weight of just 50 kilograms, delivers a continuous output of about 260 kilowatts – five times more than comparable drive systems.
Meiya Group Global (MGG), a diversified micro-multinational aviation and aerospace holding company, has enjoyed many recent accolades. Growth through mergers and acquisitions of various aviation companies has allowed the firm to diversify and mitigate risk while capturing valuable aerospace intellectual property that is cross-usable throughout the entire firm’s portfolio of aero companies and their value matrix. MGG consists of a portfolio of Part 145 MRO assets, Part 141 pilot school assets, a A/BATD flight simulator manufacturer, a branded LSA aircraft manufacturer, Avgas and Jet A fueling stations, a full service aircraft buy/sell brokerage, FleetShares, which is an aircraft asset backed investment fund, an aerospace IT management firm, an industry focused marketing company, and a full range of back office services to support the matrix of MGG owned aviation companies and external non-owned partner companies. MGG’s MRO services includes avionics installations and parts overhauls, turbine and piston service, full airframe services, NDT, fuel tank repairs, narrow body heavy services and full support for general aviation aircraft. The future is bright for business and general aviation and MGG positions itself to support the full aerospace value chain.