Gama Aviation achieves FAA Part 129 certification

March 20, 2012

Gama Aviation, the global business aviation and services company, announced that with immediate effect it has been approved by the US Department of Transport to operate unrestricted commercial flights between the European Union and the USA, following its award of full FAA Part 129 accreditation.

Obtaining FAA Part 129 status to operate unrestricted commercial flights between the EU and USA is one of the most challenging approvals for commercial operators. Gama Aviation, now in its 29th year, envisages increasing demand from its client base for transatlantic services and deemed it essential to invest in fulfilling the strict operational requirements that necessitate FAA Part 129 accreditation.

“Gama Aviation’s success in achieving FAA Part 129 approval means that we can offer a heightened service to our customers, ensuring that whether they are booking a flight with Gama in the US or Gama in Europe, they will benefit from consistently high standards, privacy, discretion and hassle-free travel arrangements, wherever their business or leisure activities may take them,” said Paul Cremer, Commercial Manager at Gama Aviation.

About Gama Group

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

The group 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 and its and its Middle East and North Africa headquarters at Sharjah in the UAE. All three bases are Wyvern approved for their commitment to improving aviation safety. The group operates aircraft throughout the world 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 and the establishment of Gama Engineering Ltd, affording fixed and rotor wing aircraft operators a comprehensive design, certification, maintenance, repair, overhaul and modification service at Fairoaks Airport, UK.