The General Aerospace Manufacturers Association (GAMA) welcomed five new members, including Vermont-based eVTOL developer Beta Technologies and Toyota Motor North America, which has partnered with Joby Aviation on manufacturing its aircraft.
Other new members include Airbus Corporate Jets, Hartzell Engine Technologies, and supply chain management provider Incora, according to a press release from GAMA.
The presence of eVTOL companies within the manufacturing association has increased dramatically as the sector has inched closer to certification and operations. Pamela Cohn, chief operating officer for Hyundai’s urban air mobility division, and Wisk CEO Gary Gysin were both recently selected as board members of the manufacturing association.
In early March, GAMA also applauded the introduction of legislation into both houses of the U.S. Congress that would bolster national support for advanced air mobility. The organization has played a key role in lobbying on behalf of the nascent industry at the federal level.
On Mar. 15, GAMA announced the new co-chairs of the Propulsion and Innovation committee to be JoeBen Bevirt, founder and CEO of Joby Aviation, and Roei Ganzarski, CEO of MagniX and executive chairman of Eviation — two leaders in vertical and fixed-wing applications of electric propulsion, respectively.
This article has been updated with a new announcement from GAMA on Mar. 15.