Gama Aviation launches new Safety Management System initiative.

Thursday 10th January 2013

Gama Group, the global business aviation services provider, announced today the launch of a new, bespoke Safety Management System ('SMS') campaign.

Gama Aviation Ltd, a Gama Group Company, announced today major enhancements to its safety and security capabilities with the introduction of its new SMS initiative.

Pre-empting business aviation regulatory requirements, Gama Aviation's investment in its SMS initiative is aimed at further enhancing the levels of both safety and service delivery.

The Gama Aviation team operates and delivers services in some of the world most challenging locations and environments. Gama's commitment includes on-going investment in enabling its employees to deliver an even safer and supportive operational environment for its customers.

One of the first of these new initiatives is the launch of Gama's 'Safety in Numbers' campaign. This programme highlights 10 areas of safety, operational and environmental risk. The campaign provides a structured and risk focused approach for the Gama team to proactively manage and explore opportunities for improvement.

"Meeting and exceeding our business aviation regulators requirements has been an integral part of our business since Gama Aviation began operating nearly thirty years ago, " said Hannah Smith, Safety Manager, Gama Aviation. "Our innovative and fully integrated 'Safety in Numbers' campaign ensures everyone in the Gama team can respond to the challenges that face us all in the industry and further demonstrates our commitment to enhancing our safety culture in particular. The campaign is one way to ensure our team understand the risks that exist within our industry, so that we can support them to make the smartest and safest decisions."

  • International Civil Aviation Authority. ICAO

The International Civil Aviation Authority (ICAO) sets the global standard for continuous improvement in global aviation safety. As such, the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has outlined a requirement for all regulated Aviation operators to implement a Safety Management System based on ICAO standards.

The implementation of a Safety Management System ensures formal methods of identifying hazards, assessing and mitigating risk and promoting a safety culture are in place all under the auspices of an independent accountable executive.

  • 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 400 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 American headquarters in Stratford, CT, its Middle East and North Africa headquarters at Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates and its Asian headquarters in Hong Kong.

The group's companies and affiliates hold EU-OPS, FAA Part 135 and UAE GCAA Charter Certificates, EASA, FAA and GCAA Part 145 Maintenance Approvals, EASA 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, FBO and maintenance 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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