Gama Engineering plans to build new hangar at Fairoaks


Plans are in place at Gama Engineering to expand operations and to build a new hangar at Fairoaks.

Gama Engineering based at Fairoaks, part of the Gama Goup of companies have put in place plans to build a new hangar on the airfield. The company has also an agreement to have first refusal on building another similar sized hangar later on.

Once the first hangar is completed, the company may vacate the old hangar they currently occupy and hand it back to the new airfield owners to redevelop or lease on to another company.

When the first new hangar is complete, it will double the hangar space available for maintenance to Gama Engineering and the Gama Group. Currently at Fairoaks, the company is undertaking a lot of maintenance work on types like the Beech Baron, Piper Malibu, Rockwell 690s and Cessna 340 aircraft.

In the hangar is an important and sentimental aircraft to the company, a Beech Baron sold by Tim Leacock Aircraft Sales, the first aircraft owned and flown by Marwen Khalek. It has recently been re-purchased by the company and is undergoing maintenance at Fairoaks and will be restored to registration G-GAMA.

Gama is also considering applying to become a Pilatus PC12 authorised service centre in the UK, as there are at least six PC-12 aircraft based at Fairoaks.