Gama Aviation plans new facility at Aberdeen International Airport
- Planning application part of strategic investment in Scotland
- Gama Aviation has been active in Scotland for more than two decades
Aberdeen, Monday 27th April 2015 – Gama Aviation, the global aviation services company, has submitted a planning application to build a new facility at Aberdeen International Airport. The facility would cover more than 1700m2 and include hanger space as well as extensive offices on two floors.
The facility, scheduled for completion in 2016 (subject to planning approval), would be Gama Aviation’s third base in Scotland and represents a significant stepchange in the organisation’s strategic investment in Scottish business aviation, on top of two facilities in Glasgow.
Gama Aviation intends to use the new facility to provide support services for not only the Scottish Ambulance Service and the larger Gama managed fleet but also to other business jet operators with missions in the north of Scotland.
Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Aviation, said: “Gama Aviation has operated in a leased facility in Aberdeen for some time as part of a long-term contract with NHS Scotland and the Scottish Ambulance Service. Our plans for this dedicated facility represent a logical yet important step in further strengthening our presence in Scotland to serve Aberdeen and the east coast.
“We are currently undertaking a strategic expansion of our operations into key geographical locations around the world, such as Aberdeen, to ensure that we are able to support our clients where they need additional operational and maintenance support.”
Gama Aviation currently operates four bases across the UK, with its Farnborough headquarters supported by operations in Fairoaks, Oxford and Glasgow, as well as additional aircraft bases around the country. A second facility at Glasgow International Airport is due for completion in Summer 2015.