The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) announced the addition of Airbus Corporate Jets, Hartzell Engine Technologies and Incora as Members, Beta Technologies as an Associate Member, and Toyota Motor North America as an Associate Member EPIC.
Airbus Corporate Jets (ACJ) is headquartered in Blagnac, France, and was founded in 1997. They manufacture a modern and comprehensive corporate jet family that provides a rewarding flying experience for customers through expertise, technology, service and high standards of care. These customizable corporate aviation flying experiences are all derived from the successful family of Airbus jetliners.
Hartzell Engine Technologies is headquartered in Montgomery, Alabama, and was founded in 2010. They are the manufacturer of aircraft engine accessories and cabin heating solutions for manned and unmanned fixed and rotary-wing aircraft powered by piston, turboprop and turbofan engines.
Incora is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, and was formed in 2020 by the merger of Wesco Aircraft and Pattonair. They are a leading global provider of innovative supply chain management solutions from procurement and inventory management to logistics and on-site customer service for aerospace, defense and other industries.
BETA Technologies is headquartered in South Burlington, Vermont, and was founded in 2017. They build eVTOL aircraft and charging systems to help the world in the transition to electric-powered aviation and enable their customers to seamlessly move people and cargo around the world safely, cost-effectively, and with minimal environmental impact.
Toyota Motor North America is headquartered in Plano, Texas. Toyota is working collaboratively in the advanced air mobility sector, sharing its expertise and integrating best practices from the Toyota Production System for projects such as manufacturing for eVTOL and others.
Additionally, GAMA announced the addition of three board members to serve on its Executive Committee leadership team. The Executive Committee is comprised of members of GAMA’s Board of Directors, who provide strategic leadership for the association and lead its policy committees.
David Coleal, CEO of Incora, pictured here, will serve as chair of the Airworthiness and Maintenance Policy Committee. The committee works with authorities to promote appropriate regulations and policies for maintenance and repair stations. Coleal has previously served on the Executive Committee and chaired the Environment Committee. Coleal has been a member of the GAMA Board of Directors since 2015.
JoeBen Bevirt, Founder and CEO of Joby Aviation, and Roei Ganzarski, CEO of magniX and Executive Chairman of Eviation, will serve as co-chairs of the Electric Propulsion and Innovation Committee (EPIC). The committee works to create an environment conducive to efficient design, production, operation and maintenance of hybrid and electric propulsion aircraft, including eVTOLs. This will be Bevirt and Ganzarski’s first time serving on the Executive Committee. Bevirt has been a member of the GAMA Board of Directors since 2018 and Ganzarski has been a member since 2019.
The additions to the GAMA Executive Committee were elected by the Board of Directors during its Winter Board Meeting.
For more information about GAMA membership criteria, visit gama.aero.