Gerry Block, President & CEO of Sandel Avionics, Appointed to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) Board

Posted Monday, September 10 2012 as Industry News

Vista, CA (September 10, 2012)-- Gerry Block, President & CEO of Sandel Avionics Inc., the global leader in wire, terrain and obstacle alerting technology for helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft, has been appointed to the General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) board.

"We're excited to have Sandel Avionics, a California-based avionics manufacturer, join the GAMA membership with Gerry Block at their helm. Sandel's innovative work in compact integrated avionics for the general aviation airplane and rotorcraft industry shows what technology introduction can do in providing safety capability to pilots," said Pete Bunce, GAMA's President and CEO.

GAMA is an international trade association representing more than 75 of the world's leading manufacturers of general aviation airplanes and rotorcraft, engines, avionics, components and related services.

"Organizations like GAMA are essential in giving manufacturers a voice in shaping the industry," said Gerry Block, President & CEO of Sandel Avionics. "By taking an active role on the GAMA board, Sandel will continue its contribution in promoting the interests of general aviation."

GAMA's members also operate repair stations, fixed based operations, pilot and maintenance training facilities and manage fleets of aircraft.

Sandel Avionics Inc., the terrain avoidance leader, engineers and manufactures advanced avionics for rotorcraft and fixed-wing aircraft as well as provides embedded software for OEM applications. Its compact integrated display systems, for the military, commercial and international markets, include 3-ATI and 4-ATI retrofit primary displays, Class A & B fixed-wing TAWS and HeliTAWS™--the helicopter industry's only certified panel-mount HTAWS that alerts against wires, terrain and obstacles. Located in Vista, California, Sandel is a privately held company. Learn more at or call 877.726.3357.