ABS MagazineFebruary, 2015
In this Month's issue...
The Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) announces new legislation that, if it passes and is signed into law, would give U.S.-based general aviation pilots relief from the third-class medical process and protect them from liability on charitable flights, extend legal protections to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) representatives and require FAA contractors to provide information under Freedom of Information Act requests.
Worldwide deliveries of piston-engine airplanes increased 9.6% in 2014 compared to the previous year, according to figures released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). A total of 986 single-engine piston airplanes and 142 multiengine piston airplanes were produced in 2014, according to GAMA.
Textron Aviation's Beechcraft delivered a total of 72 piston airplanes in 2014. This is two more than were delivered in 2013. Of these:
- 32 G36 Bonanzas were delivered (3% of worldwide piston single-engine deliveries). This decreased by three (-9%) from the 35 G36s delivered in 2013.
- 40 G58 Barons were delivered (28% of worldwide piston multiengine deliveries). This increased by five (+14%) from the 35 G58s delivered in 2013.
For full details see the 2014 GAMA General Aviation Aircraft Shipment Report. ABS members may discuss this report on ABS Hangar Flying.