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Business Jet Shipments Down Nearly 8% in 2016, GAMA Reports

By Staff Writer | February 23, 2017
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The number of business jets shipped in 2016 is down 7.9% from 2015, the General Aviation Manufacturers Assn. (GAMA) reports. In 2015, GAMA’s General Aviation Aircraft Shipment Report showed that 718 business jets were shipped worldwide. For 2016, that number is 661. When broken down further, that number represents 396 U.S.-built business jets and 50 Europe-built business jets.

Gulfstream G550

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. shipped 115 units in 2016: 27 150/280s and 88 450/550/650/650ERs. Last year, GAMA reported that the company shipped 154 units.


Challenger 605 photo courtesy of Bombardier

Photo courtesy of Bombardier

Bombardier shipped 163 units in 2016: 24 Learjet 70/75s, 62 Challenger 350s, 26 Challenger 605/650s and 51 Global 5000/6000s. That shows a decrease of 84 units from GAMA’s reported 2015 number of shipped units for the company.


Photo by Kiefer

Dassault Falcon Jet shipped 49 units in 2016. This includes the 2000S, 2000LXS, 900LX, 7X and 8X. In 2015, GAMA reported the company shipped 55 units.

Citation Mustang Textron

Photo courtesy of Textron Aviation

Textron Aviation shipped a total of 630 units in 2016: 151 from Beechcraft Corp., and 479 from Cessna Aircraft Co. In 2015, Textron shipped 158 Beechcraft units and 539 Cessna units. None of these numbers include military shipments.


Photo by Anna Zvereva

Showing the least amount of change from 2015 to 2016 was Embraer. The company shipped 117 units in 2016: 10 Phenom 100Es, 63 Phenom 300s, 12 Legacy 450s, 21 Legacy 500s, nine Legacy 600/650s and two Lineage 1000/E190 Head of States. This number shows a decrease of only three units from GAMA’s 2015 report.

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