Gama’s Sharjah FBO posts significant growth.

Tuesday 8th May 2012

Gama Group, the global business aviation and services company is pleased to report significant growth in business aviation activities at its Sharjah International Airport base.

Gama Aviation FZE's creation of a new FBO (Fixed Base Operation) at Sharjah International Airport earlier this year has resulted in significant growth in business jet movements through the United Arab Emirates' newest Executive Terminal facility.

Key highlights include:

  • 25% increase in the number of business jet movements in the first quarter of 2012 versus the first quarter of April 2011
  • Doubling of movements during April 2012, compared with April 2011.
  • A further 20 operators and flight support agencies have signed up for handling agreements with Gama's Sharjah FBO.
  • Since taking over the facility five months ago Gama is consistently achieving average 30 minute aircraft turnaround times.
  • Landing to chocks' time has been reduced to an average six minutes.
  • Gama Aviation took over responsibility for all business and general aviation aircraft handling at Sharjah International Airport in January this year.

"We're really pleased with these initial positive results from our first quarter at Sharjah," said Dave Edwards, Managing Director, Gama Aviation FZC. "Our Sharjah FBO has very quickly established itself as a 'stress-free' gateway for business and private visitors to Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates it is also the first choice technical stop for business jet operators."

Just a 10 minute drive from Sharjah City Centre and a 20 minute drive or five minute helicopter ride to and from downtown Dubai, Gama's Sharjah FBO is closer to the business district of Dubai than the new World Central Airport.

About Gama Group:

Gama is a global business aviation services organization, founded in 1983 in the UK by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright.

Gama employs over 300 personnel and operates over 80 business aircraft around the globe and over 30 operating bases across Europe, the Americas, Asia and the Middle East.

Gama Group is headquartered at Farnborough Airport in the UK, with its Americas headquarters in Stratford, CT, its Middle East and North Africa headquarters at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and its brand new Asian head office in Hong Kong.

The group's companies and affiliates hold EU-OPS, FAA Part 135 and UAE GCAA Charter Certificates, FAA Part 145 Maintenance Approvals, Part 21 Design and Manufacture Approvals and offer business aircraft charter, management, FBO, maintenance, valeting and aviation software services.

Recent expansion of services have included the exclusive provision of executive aircraft ground services at Sharjah International Airport, UAE and the establishment of Gama Engineering Ltd, affording fixed and rotor wing aircraft operators a comprehensive design, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification service at Fairoaks Airport, UK. Gama's most recent acquisition, Ronaldson Airmotive is fully EASA Part 145 certified for the provision of engine and component overhaul services.

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