Gama Aviation expands at Glasgow Airport
06 November 2012
Gama Aviation, the global business aviation services provider, has revealed plans for a £3.5 million expansion at Glasgow Airport which will result in the introduction of a number of new and improved services.
Gama Aviation, which is a Gama Group company, is to construct a dedicated aviation hangar which will allow it to provide an aircraft handling terminal and enhance its current maintenance capabilities.
The investment follows confirmation that Gama Aviation is to be the dedicated provider of air ambulance services to the Scottish Ambulance service for a further seven years (from 2013 to 2020).
On completion in spring 2013, the 17,222 sq ft hangar will house the Scottish Air Ambulance King Air aircraft and will provide hangarage for Bombardier Challenger size aircraft, both from within Gama’s own fleet and third party aircraft. When complete the hangar will also provide a full base and line maintenance hangar facility, complementing Gama’s engineering facilities in the London area.
Glasgow Airport is seen as an ideal stopover for executives who have chartered a private jet to fly the 7,000 miles on a 14-hour journey between Gama’s North American base at Teterboro, New Jersey, to the company’s base at Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates.
Tom Wells, General Manager, Gama Aviation, said: “The key beneficiaries of Gama’s further investment in Glasgow will be the Scottish Ambulance Service and the people of Scotland. The opening of the Gama Glasgow hangar, offices, maintenance facility and executive terminal further underlines our long term commitment to Scotland and investing in the world class infrastructure needed in order to offer our full range of aviation services, at the highest level to our global client base.”
A spokesman for Glasgow Airport said: “This is a considerable and welcome investment from Gama Aviation which has further demonstrated its commitment to Glasgow Airport with the construction of its dedicated hangar. The new facility will enable Gama to expand its operations and we are looking forward to its launch in the New Year.”