Gama Aviation expands Sharjah FBO offering, with exclusive hangarage and enhanced corporate aviation maintenance facility

Wednesday 22nd May 2013

  • GAMA Aviation

Gama Group, the global business aviation services provider, is delighted to announce today that its Middle East based business unit, Gama Aviation FZE is significantly expanding Gama's customer offering at Sharjah International Airport.

Gama's Sharjah FBO has established itself as the preferred gateway to Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates, posting a remarkable 75% increase in corporate aviation movements in the last twelve months alone. To meet this customer demand, Gama has added a further five team members to its Sharjah based ground handling and concierge team.

This success has been achieved due to Gama's close working partnership with Sharjah Airport Authority and the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation and builds on Gama's award last year by the United Arab Emirates General Civil Aviation Authority of its CAR Part 145 Aircraft Maintenance Approval.

Gama's new maintenance and storage hangar at Sharjah is large enough for Boeing BBJ and Airbus ACJ aircraft, both of which are already in Gama's managed fleet. The facility also has significant space to expand Gama's regional headquarters.

"We are delighted that our customers are recognising the value of Sharjah International Airport for business aviation, which is enabling us to commit to further investment to support and grow services in the region," said Dave Edwards, Managing Director, Gama Aviation FZE. "Our Sharjah FBO has established itself as the 'stress-free' gateway for business and private visitors to Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates and is one of the first choice technical stops for business jet operators travelling from East to West. I'm confident that our current and future customers will appreciate the additional support services we are now able to provide."

About Gama Group:

Gama is a global business aviation services organisation, founded in 1983 in the United Kingdom by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright.

Gama currently employs over 400 people and operates over 80 business aircraft around the globe at 25 operating bases across four continents..

Gama's global headquarters are located at Farnborough Airport in the UK, with its American headquarters in Stratford, Connecticut, its Middle East and North Africa headquarters in Sharjah and its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong..

The group's companies and affiliates hold EU-OPS, FAA and UAE GCAA Charter Certificates, EASA, FAA and GCAA Part 145 Maintenance Approvals, EASA Part 21 Design and Manufacture Approvals and collectively offer business aircraft management, charter, maintenance and design, cleaning, FBO Executive Handling, and aviation software services.

The group remains majority owned by its founders; in 2007 the group received an equity investment from GrowthGate Capital Corporation, Crescent Enterprises and a small number of other strategic partners.

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