Gama Aviation FZC, a business aviation charter
and management company, has added a new business aircraft type to
its UAE-based fleet – its first Airbus.
The Airbus ACJ318 (was
added to its UAE operator’s certificate in October.
with a 14 seat VIP configuration, the ACJ becomes the largest
aircraft in the company’s Middle East fleet and for Gama globally,
its 11th manufacturer type.
The new aircraft is
being operated and managed by Gama on behalf of a private owner,
based out of Sharjah International Airport.
welcome the increasing involvement of experienced companies such
as Gama Aviation with the growing fleet of Airbus corporate jets,
which are the new top-end of the market because they deliver the
widest and tallest cabin of any business jet,” said Airbus
Corporate Jets Vice President, Francois Chazelle.
Gama Aviation obtained its UAE GCAA Air Operator’s Certificate in
February 2010 and now manages five aircraft on behalf of Middle East based clients at both Sharjah International and Dubai
International Airports. Gama Aviation is on track to obtain its
UAE GCAA CAR 145 maintenance approval and is working to complete
its new 12,000 sqm hangar facility at Sharjah which will provide hangarage and maintenance facilities for business jet aircraft in
the region. It will also be home to a new Fixed Based Operation.
“Our new Sharjah facilities represent a major
investment for Gama in the region and will afford our customers
significant cost benefits. Sharjah is also a great fuel stop
destination between East and West,” said Managing Director, Dave
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