Two, long-time Wichita aviation firms have joined the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.
GAMA said earlier this week that it approved Mid-Continent Instruments and Avionics and Yingling Aviation as new members of the 45-year-old, Washington, D.C., based trade group.
Mid-Continent and Yingling were among seven new companies approved for membership, the largest number of companies to join GAMA at one time, the organization said.
With Mid-Continent, Yingling and the five other companies — Celestica, Elliott Aviation, Gogo, Luxaviation Group and Textron’s Tru Simulation + Training — GAMA’s membership stands at 91 companies.
Mid-Continent was founded in 1964 in Wichita as a small repair station and has since added manufacturing. It has 185 employees in Wichita and Van Nuys, Calif.
Yingling was established in 1947 as a repair station and is now the largest fixed-base operator at Wichita Eisenhower National Airport. The company also recently began remanufacturing older Cessna 172s as part of its new Ascend program.