Gama completes acquisition of Ronaldson Airmotive Ltd.

Friday 30th March 2012

Gama Group, the global business aviation and services company, today announced the acquisition of Ronaldson Airmotive Ltd, the Oxford based engine and components overhaul organisation.

Ronaldson Airmotive further strengthens the range of aerospace engineering capabilities available through the Gama engineering group of businesses. Ronaldson joins both Gama Engineering Ltd and Gama Support Services Ltd in the provision of an extensive range of engineering products and services for fixed and rotary wing aircraft operators. This includes comprehensive design, certification, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification services already established in dedicated facilities at Fairoaks and Farnborough.

Ronaldson Airmotive , founded in 2007 by Rob Ronaldson and the late James Balmer immediately established itself as the premier piston engine and component overhaul UK based facility. Its EASA Part 145 approval covers Lycoming and Teledyne Continental Motors engine overhaul and repairs, fuel, ignition and governing component overhaul and repairs, together with in house specialist NDT services.

With over 30 years of aerospace industry experience, Rob has held senior management roles within a number of CAA approved organisations. Rob regularly assists with worldwide accident investigations, supporting a number of regulatory bodies around the world and is called upon to testify as an 'expert witness' in international courts. Rob and the management team of Ronaldson Airmotive will remain with the company following acquisition.

Rob will join the board of Gama Engineering Group Limited (GEGL), alongside Paul Bristow and Harry Lees, Managing Directors of Gama Support Services Limited and Gama Engineering Limited respectively.

"This transaction gives Ronaldson Airmotive a unique opportunity to expand into new and exciting markets both in the UK and worldwide, with customer service being at the core of our business" said Rob Ronaldson, founder and Managing Director of Ronaldson Airmotive Ltd. "We are extremely excited and proud to be part of the Gama family and look forward to working with Marwan Khalek and his team to realise the vision that we have for the future".

"I am delighted to be able to welcome Rob and the Ronaldson Airmotive team to the Gama Group" said Marwan Khalek, Gama Group CEO. "Ronaldson Airmotive has established an enviable reputation for excellence in its service delivery. We intend to continue to expand the range of Gama product and service offerings as well as continuing to proactively support the needs and requirements of our customers and partners".

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