Gama Aviation adds five aircraft in April
Gama Aviation added five business aircraft in April to its managed fleet. The aircraft are based in the UK, Hong Kong and India.
Two Bombardier Global business jets will be operated out of Hong Kong. A Challenger and a Gulfstream 550 will be UK based.
The Mumbai Gulfstream V will be be based in Mumbai. This is Gama’s first aircraft in India.
“Since our merger with Hangar8 we are seeing a steady rise in enquiries from across the world”
“Since our merger with Hangar8 we are seeing a steady rise in enquiries from across the world,” said Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Aviation. “Winning new aircraft in Mumbai, Hong Kong and the UK demonstrates that our clients are attracted to the scale, breadth and depth that we can offer.”
As well as growing its fleet, Gama has also been negotiating with suppliers. It just chose a fuel supplier after a global fuel tender. Gama Aviation used more than
Since the merger, the company has signed a number of deals, the latest which was a global tender for fuel. Given that the group used more than 40 million litres (8.7 million gallons) of fuel last year,.
“Lowering operational costs through our scale provides a compelling reason for owners to place their aircraft with us,” said Ian Spreadbury, director of Sales for Europe at Gama Aviation.
Gama Aviation says that that 80% of fleet operators in the EU manage between two and five aircraft, with only nine companies managing more than 20 aircraft.
“The global market is terribly fragmented and owners really need to ask themselves if their management company is working hard enough for them”
“The global market is terribly fragmented and owners really need to ask themselves if their management company is working hard enough for them,” said Tom Wells, MD of Gama Aviation Europe’s air operations, “Unless you can deliver operational economies through scale, you are unlikely to be realising the kind of savings owners should be receiving.”
Gama Aviation now holds management contracts on over 145 business aircraft globally, with operations in 45 different locations in 17 countries.
Corporate Jet Investor interviewed Tom Wells in February 2014 at its Farnborough base.