Lower aircraft cost would attract more pilots, GAMA says

04/26/2012 | FlightGlobal.com (U.K.)

The General Aviation Manufacturers Association said the cost of new aircraft should come down to make general aviation appealing to a wider audience. "A four-seat entry-level piston single like a Cessna 172 cost around $8,750 in 1956. By 2000 the price for a typical four-seat piston single like a Diamond Star had risen to nearly $190,000," said Greg Bowles, the association's director of engineering and manufacturing.

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