Billings Metropolitan Area

October 31, 2013 - 4:14pm

While total industry billings increased by nearly 25 percent during the first three quarters of the year compared with the same period last year, business jet deliveries overall continued to slide, according to numbers released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

September 3, 2013 - 12:15am
EJC maintains a range of aircraft, from single-engine pistons through turbines.

In the late 1950s, the Lynch brothers established their aviation company in Billings, Mont. Over the years Lynch Flying Service thrived in the emerging private and business aviation industry.

On April Fool’s Day 2001, Cliff Edwards purchased Lynch Flying Service. Edwards, one of Lynch’s long-time charter customers, admired the family nature of the business and its dedicated employees. It was a natural fit for Edwards, who had the same business philosophy.

August 9, 2012 - 4:01pm

The long anticipated business aviation recovery might truly be under way, according to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), which released its first-half aircraft delivery numbers this afternoon.

“We are starting to see positive signs in the 2012 shipment data,” said GAMA president and CEO Pete Bunce. “When coupled with the positive trend we are seeing in the used market, we may finally be seeing the start of our recovery.”

May 15, 2012 - 4:45pm

While the number of business jet deliveries and overall industry billings continued to slide in the first quarter of 2012, there was a minor retrenchment for the turboprop segment, according to numbers released late last week by the U.S. General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). For the first quarter of the year, OEMs handed over 122 bizjets, a decrease from the 128 it delivered in same period last year, a decline of 4.7 percent, while the number of turboprops rose by two year-over-year, representing a better than 3-percent gain.

May 15, 2012 - 1:45pm

While the number of business jet deliveries and overall industry billings continued to slide in the first quarter of 2012, there was a minor retrenchment for the turboprop segment, according to numbers released by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

November 8, 2011 - 3:30pm

The pace of the decline of general aviation aircraft deliveries slowed in the third quarter, according to statistics released yesterday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA).

August 5, 2010 - 11:28am

Business jet and turboprop delivery totals declined for the seventh straight quarter, but industry billings rose a modest 0.2 percent in the first six months of this year, according to statistics released yesterday by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA). In the first half of this year, deliveries of business jets decreased 14.3 percent, with 355 aircraft shipped versus 414 in the same period last year.

November 5, 2009 - 10:35am

Airplane shipment numbers released today by the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) starkly demonstrate the effect the economic downturn has had on the OEMs so far this year. During the first three quarters manufacturers delivered 615 business jets, a decline of nearly 38 percent from the 988 handed over during the same period in last year’s peak production year.

July 6, 2007 - 5:38am

Raytheon Beech 99, Billings, Mont., May 19, 2007–The nosegear of Beech 99 N950AA, registered to Alpine Aviation of Provo, Utah, collapsed on landing at Billings, causing minor damage. There were no injuries.

 
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