GAMA Publishes Second Quarter Rotorcraft Shipment Data

201777Bell525The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) today published the second quarter rotorcraft shipment report. The rotorcraft industry delivered 465 aircraft in the first six months of 2017, an increase of 16.8 percent compared to the same period of last year. The value of the deliveries was $1.9 billion compared to $1.5 billion in 2016.

“The second quarter shipment and billing numbers provide a positive marker for the rotorcraft market stabilizing and are a solid bright spot for the general aviation industry in 2017,” said GAMA President and CEO Pete Bunce.

Shipments of piston rotorcraft increased from 116 in 2016, to 127 in 2017. The turbine rotorcraft unit shipments increased from 282 last year to 338 in 2017, a 19.9 percent increase.

  2016 H1 2017 H1 Percent Change
Piston Rotorcraft 116 127 +9.5%
Turbine Rotorcraft 282 338 +19.9%
Total Rotorcraft Units 398 465 +16.8%
Total Rotorcraft Billings $1.52B $1.88B +23.9%