Gama Aviation, a private jet operator headquartered at Farnborough Airport, has launched a new maintenance hangar and handling facility for executive aircraft at Glasgow Airport in Scotland.
The new facility provides an aircraft charter base for Gama Aviation’s Scottish-based customers, but the Gama Aviation Executive Terminal (FBO) will be operational in preparation for next year’s Ryder Cup gold tournament and the arrival of the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Gama has also made a newly-delivered Beechcraft King Air 350C available for private charter from Glasgow and will provide full base and line maintenance to support the Beechcraft King Air 200s operating a service for the Scottish Air Ambulance.
Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Aviation, said: “We are delighted to complete the first phase of this significant investment project, which is a great showcase for our wide ranging aviation capabilities – all under one roof. We are extremely proud to have been here in Scotland for over two decades and this new facility underlines our long term commitment to this region. We are also delighted to announce the creation of new jobs here in Glasgow as we look towards phase two of our investment programme, when we will double the hangarage and handling capacity of our new facility in 2014.”
“The Scottish business aviation community does not always enjoy the best infrastructure; we hope to improve this in Glasgow,” he added.
Khalek thanked Glasgow Airport, the Scottish Ambulance Service, NHS Scotland, the many local partners and contractors and Gama Aviation’s investors for their support and co-operation in the accomplishment of this project.
Amanda McMillan, managing director of Glasgow Airport, said: “This new facility is a fantastic vote of confidence in the city of Glasgow and the airport. Gama Aviation is making a considerable investment, creating jobs and new business, and the announcement of a second phase of investment underlines this commitment. By using local suppliers right through the design and construction process it has also ensured the economy in this area benefits even further.”