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MEBA2012: Gama radiating success throughout the Middle East

Posted 12 December 2012 · Add Comment

Gama Aviation has announced that it is significantly expanding its Middle East fleet.

Gama at SharjahOver the course of the past two months Gama has added an additional Embraer Legacy 600 and a Challenger 604 to its UAE charter fleet and an Embraer Legacy 650, Hawker 800XP and VIP Boeing 737 to its growing management fleet in the region.

The announcement comes at the end of a remarkable year of expansion for Gama in the Middle East. As well as opening its FBO at Sharjah International Airport in 2012, the company also opened an office in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and a base in Abu Dhabi.

“To enter our fourth year of operations in the Middle East on such a positive note is very rewarding,” said Gama’s regional managing director, Middle East and Asia, Dave Edwards. “The market in the region for business aviation remains positive but slow, so it’s pleasing to see that the hard work and customer service ethic of our entire team here at Gama is producing strong results and gaining significant traction.

“Whether it’s our executive aircraft handling and maintenance services at Sharjah, the opening of our Abu Dhabi and Jeddah bases, the on-going growth of our managed aircraft fleet or providing our charter customers with more aircraft choices, Gama Aviation is totally committed to providing a complete range of business aviation products and services to our Middle East based clients.”

Gama also used the first day of MEBA to announce its plans to further extend operations and facilities at Sharjah International Airport, just nine months after signing an exclusive concession agreement for the provision of FBO services at the airport.

In addition to delivering a 40% year-on-year increase in business aviation movements, Gama has also established a UAE GCAA-accredited Part 145 maintenance facility, servicing Bombardier and Hawker Beechcraft aircraft, and aims to roll out full EASA maintenance coverage in early 2013.

“We’re delighted with the response from our clients to our services at Sharjah and particularly pleased that we’re being recognised by the likes of Universal Weather and Aviation, which recently recommended Sharjah to its customers as the transit airport of choice for flights between South East Asia and Europe,” said Edwards.

“With our significant investment in personnel and infrastructure, together with the shared vision we have with the Airport Authority, Sharjah International Airport is rapidly becoming a perfect fit for operators seeking a fast and efficient service in Dubai and the Northern Emirates.”

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