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Gama Aviation Reports 75 Percent Growth At Sharjah

 - May 21, 2013, 10:00 AM
Dave Edwards (left), managing director of Gama Aviation FZE, credits much of the company’s success to cooperation from the Sharjah Airport Authority, led by managing director Ali Salem Al Midfa.

Gama Aviation’s Sharjah Airport FBO has posted a 75-percent increase in corporate aviation movements during the past 12 months. The company responded to the increased traffic by adding five new employees to serve its expanding customer base. The increased traffic demonstrates that the FBO has established itself as “the stress-free preferred gateway for business and private visitors to Sharjah, Dubai and the Northern Emirates,” according to Dave Edwards, managing director, Gama Aviation Sharjah.

Gama (Booth 1155) has a new maintenance and storage hangar at Sharjah, large enough for a Boeing BBJ and Airbus ACJ; both models are represented in its managed fleet. There is also space to significantly expand its regional headquarters at Sharjah, said the Farnborough, UK-headquartered firm.

The company credits much of its success at Sharjah to its close working partnership with the Sharjah Airport Authority and the Sharjah Department of Civil Aviation. Last year, the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority awarded Gama its Part 145 aircraft maintenance approval.

“We are delighted that our customers are recognizing the value of Sharjah International Airport for business aviation,” Edwards said. “This is enabling us to commit to further investment to support and grow services in the region. I’m confident that our current and future customers will appreciate the additional support services we are now able to provide.”