Gama has been intensively building the infrastructure for this effort since 2009 with the creation of three separate FAA and EASA approved Part 145 Certified Repair Stations located in Bridgeport, CT (BDR), Teterboro, NJ (TEB), and West Palm Beach, FL (PBI).
Each of the repair stations has expansive authorizations to perform base and line maintenance on most models of Gulfstream, Falcon, Bombardier, Cessna and Hawker aircraft, as well as all of the associated powerplants.
Gama is focusing its growth initially at the West Palm Beach site, with the creation of a number of new technicians (engineering) jobs to service the increasing demand from aircraft operators in search of a ‘concierge’ level service.
Tom Connelly, President of Gama Support Services, commented: “We’ve been seeing a significant increase in aircraft operators from outside Gama’s own managed fleet that have come to us in search of maintenance solutions from a group that prides itself on its customer service ethos. We are in the unique position to understand what corporate customers really need and want from an MRO, drawing on our 25 years of experience in aircraft management. All our technicians have a corporate jet background and a pride of ownership that they bring to any aircraft they touch. It is this cultural difference which separates Gama from most other facilities and which will particularly appreciated by prospective clients.”
“We’re excited about the growth we see in the US market and the opportunities for further expansion of our MRO services.”
Tom Connelly and Gama Group management will be at EBACE, Geneva – May 13-16. Stand No 955.
Gama is a global business aviation services organization, founded in 1983 in the UK by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright.
Gama employs over 300 at bases across Europe, the Americas and the Middle East and operates over 80 business aircraft.
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.
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 Asian head office in Hong Kong. The group operates aircraft around the globe and has over 30 worldwide operating bases.
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