Gama Aviation adds King Air 350C
Gama Aviation has added a Beechcraft King Air 350C to its charter fleet.
Gama Aviation has expanded its charter fleet with the addition of a multi-role Beechcraft King Air 350C turboprop.
The aircraft is available in one of four optional configurations; executive, commuter, cargo and medevac.
The King Air 350C will be based at the Glasgow Airport facility, which formally opened in November 2013. The aircraft is also expected to run regular charters to Europe out of Gama Aviation’s Farnborough Airport HQ.
Paul Cremer, commercial manager at Gama Aviation, says: “We have received considerable interest for the aircraft in its cargo configuration as currently there is restricted access to aircraft of this size for cargo and freight missions. We expect it to be very popular with existing clients as well as encouraging a new client base to work with us. The double Lifeport facility in the Medevac configuration provides yet another option for this flexible platform.”
The King Air 350C joins a varied UK fleet, which includes types such as the Challenger 604, Learjet 45, a Gulfstream G550 and a Hawker 1000.
Cremer adds: “Our mixed fleet means we can fulfill a variety of clients’ mission requests. However, the addition of such a versatile aircraft brings an extra dimension to our offering and with the multi-use options we expect it to be popular across a number of sectors.”
Gama Aviation already operates King Air aircraft on behalf of the Scottish Ambulance Service and this latest addition can also serve as an ad-hoc additional aircraft to support this or other emergency requirements. Gama Aviayion is a Beechcraft authorised service centre that provides maintenance for King Air, Baron and Bonanza aircraft.
Paul Bristow, engineering director for Gama Aviation says: “We have been involved with the King Air range of aircraft over the last 30 years so it is fitting that we now have this aircraft type added to our fleet. We are all looking forward to the potential this aircraft brings to the business.”
In February 2014, Corporate Jet Investor spoke to Tom Wells, general manager of Gama Aviation, at the company’s Farnborough headquarters: