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Regardless of Labor and Provide Chain Challenges All Normal Aviation Plane Segments Are Up, GAMA Says

All segments of common aviation manufacturing had been up year-over-year within the third quarter whereas whole airplane billings rose 4.8 %, to $14.1 billion, in keeping with the newest report from the Normal Aviation Producers Affiliation.

Enterprise jet deliveries rose by 1.8 % for a complete of 446, a rise of eight items over the identical interval final yr. Cirrus delivered seven extra SF50 Imaginative and prescient Jets from its third quarter 2021 whole, whereas Textron Aviation improved its tally of Quotation Latitudes by six as a part of its 4.3 % enhance in enterprise jet output. Gulfstream’s deliveries of its super-midsize G280 improved from 12 to 16 year-over-year because the Georgia-based airframer elevated its general supply totals from 80 to 82 plane. Pilatus remained static, handing over 27 PC-24 gentle jets within the first three-quarters of each years.

On the draw back, Bombardier’s supply totals had been off by almost 10 % because the Canadian OEM delivered its ultimate Learjets earlier this yr. Whereas its Challenger deliveries had been up by 4 items in comparison with the primary three quarters of 2021, it handed over seven fewer fashions from its International manufacturing facility. Embraer’s 2022 tally was off by two items, led by its supply of eight fewer Phenom 300Es, whereas Honda Plane’s manufacturing of the sunshine HondaJet was down by 13 %. Dassault solely experiences supply totals of Falcon jets within the second and fourth quarters.

Among the many bizliner class plane, Airbus remained static with 5 deliveries, whereas Boeing, which had deliveries of two Boeing Enterprise Jets (BBJ) in the course of the first three quarters of 2021, had none this yr.

Within the turboprop section, although whole deliveries rose by 7.3 %, the high-end pressurized subset solely noticed a rise of 1 plane year-over-year.

Pilatus, which handed over 56 of its single-engine PC-12s within the first three quarters of final yr, delivered 9 fewer copies this yr, whereas Daher and Piper each delivered one fewer airplane between 2022 and 2021. The market was buoyed by Textron Aviation, which improved on its 2021 twin-engine King Air deliveries by six plane; by Epic, which doubled the output of its E1000 GX from 5 to 10, and by Piaggio, which had one Avanti Evo supply this yr, as in comparison with none final yr.

Piston plane deliveries improved by 8.8 % this yr, rising to greater than 1,000 deliveries in the course of the first 9 months of the yr.

The rotorcraft market additionally confirmed enchancment, with turbine helicopter deliveries up by greater than 7 % in comparison with 2021’s first three quarters. Robinson Helicopter noticed deliveries of its R66 surge by greater than 20 % this yr to 74 items, whereas Leonardo improved on its Q3 2021 totals by almost 17 %, delivering 26 AW119Kxs by means of the primary three quarters of 2022 in contrast with simply eight a yr in the past.

Bell additionally added to its year-over-year totals by eight helicopters, handing over 9 extra gentle single-engine 505s than it did a yr in the past.

Airbus Helicopters deliveries dipped by three items, from 180 within the first 9 months of 2021 to 177 over the identical span this yr. Whereas it elevated on some fashions, it handed over 15 fewer H125s (beforehand AS350) than it did final yr.

Sikorsky delivered two of its medium twin-engine S-92s in the course of the first three quarters of the yr, one lower than it did in the identical span of 2021.

“Demand for common aviation plane stays hardy as our business continues to strategically navigate ongoing challenges, which embody points with provide chain and workforce shortages inside our business and inside world regulatory authorities,” mentioned GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “Deliveries are converging on, and in some circumstances surpassing, the degrees we had been experiencing previous to the pandemic, which is a testomony to the power of our business and the significance and utility of common aviation.”

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