ATLANTA, GA – At this week’s National Business Aviation Association annual NBAA2010, Gama Group (Booth 927) made several announcements of new aircraft joining its worldwide management fleet. The Group also marked several major achievements within the global aircraft management, charter, and services company. Gama Group is at NBAA highlighting its global business aircraft management and charter capabilities across all manufacturers and a wide range of types, together with its engineering and technical expertise.
The fleet additions include several newly added aircraft at Gama Aviation Inc.’s base of operations at Teterboro, NJ, the heart of business aviation in the Northeast United States. Gama’s Teterboro base, which has been open for nearly one year, has been an instrumental part of Gama’s growth through the recent economic downturn.
The new aircraft include a Global Express, Global 5000, Falcon 2000, and a Gulfstream V. The Gulfstream V will also operate out of Gama’s Farnborough, UK operations base. In addition, Gama Aviation has added a newly delivered Gulfstream G450 under Part 91 management in Savannah, GA. These latest additions to the fleet bring the total fleet size to 39 aircraft in the US and South America.
Gama Group affiliate Gama Charters Inc. announced they have recently achieved Stage II certification to the International Standards for Business Aviation Operations (IS-BAO) standards, and achieved registration by the Air Charter Safety Foundation. The IS-BAO registration is in addition to Gama Charters’ ISO:9001-2008 registration, and ARG/US Platinum rating, and Gama Charters’ participation in the FAA’s Safety Management System Pilot Program.
Gama Charters Inc. also announced that they have achieved their Part 145 repair station certification approval across three Gama bases in the US – Teterboro, NJ, West Palm Beach, FL, and Sikorsky Memorial Airport in Stratford, CT. This approval covers both Airframe and Powerplant for most major aircraft and engine manufacturers.
In addition to Gama’s expansion in the US, Gama Aviation FZC was awarded its UAE Operating License in February 2010 and anticipates the completion next year of a sizeable new maintenance hangar and FBO facility at Sharjah Airport in Dubai, and the addition of its fourth managed aircraft in the region this month.