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GAMA inducted into International Air & Space Hall of Fame
GAMA has been recognised for the dedicated work board members, subject matter experts and staff in engaging regulators, politicians and the safety, science and security agencies to advance the industry.
GAMA director of global innovation and policy David Dunning, president and CEO Pete Bunce, and vice president of engineering & maintenance Walter Desrosier at the International Air & Space Hall of Fame celebration.

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) has been inducted into the International Air & Space Hall of Fame as part of the Distinguished Class of 2022 during a celebration ceremony on 19 November at the San Diego Air & Space Museum in California.

“It truly is an honour to have our global association recognised for the dedicated work our board members, company subject matter experts and the GAMA staff perform collectively to engage regulators, politicians and the safety, science and security agencies as well as executive branch leaders to advance our industry," says GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. "In particular, this recognition acknowledges the forward thinking of our board of directors to grow our world-wide presence by opening up a Brussels office near the European Commission over a decade ago as well as expand our membership beyond aircraft manufacturers to include maintenance and repair organisations, rotorcraft manufacturers and, in 2016, establish an associate membership category for companies working in the emerging sector of advanced air mobility.

"However, the GAMA board's greatest success has been to attract, support and promote an incredibly talented staff of subject matter experts with an unmatched knowledge of the technical, regulatory and governmental processes needed to effectively work with regulators, legislators and authorities. This hall of fame induction belongs to the remarkable team I have the privilege to lead and support as they apply their incredible expertise day in and day out to strengthen the general aviation industry.”

Since 1963, the International Air & Space Hall of Fame has honoured the world's most significant pilots, crew members, visionaries, inventors, aerospace engineers, business leaders, preservationists, designers and space explorers. The Class of 2022 includes Army Aviation; Will Cutter and Cutter Aviation; GAMA; aviation professional and philanthropist Michael Herman; Brian Keating PhD, Chancellor's Distinguished Professor of Physics (UCSD); and Textron Aviation.

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