Farnborough, Wednesday 20 May 2015 – Gama Aviation, the global aviation services company, has completed a series of changes in its senior management team following the completion of its merger with Hangar 8 and IJC earlier this year. 

Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Aviation said: “We are in a fortunate position of having the opportunity to build on a very strong foundation. We are adding unique skills sets to create a world class team to manage an organisation that has scale, breadth and depth encompassing most - if not all - of our clients’ needs. However, this is just the beginning, as we seek to continually strengthen the wonderful array of talent we have in line with the demands of our forecasted growth.”

Already the new management team have seen a successful April with five new aircraft added to the global fleet and the completion of a 400 location fuel tender that will begin to pass savings on to clients from 1st May.

The most significant changes to the management team are:

In Europe:
Warren Gravell is promoted to Managing Director of Europe encompassing the company’s air and ground operations.  He is supported by Clive Prentice who joins from JETS (UK) and Hawker-Beechcraftbecoming MD of European ground operations. Tom Wells is promoted internally to MD of the European air operations and Ian Spreadbury, joins from Jet Aviation and will lead the European sales team.

In the Middle East and Asia:
Martin Ringrose, joins from the UK’s Ministry of Defence becoming Managing Director of ME&A He is supported by Richard Lineveldt, General Manager of the Middle East and Asian air operations.  Martin, also take responsibility for the ground operations role in both territories.

Gama Aviation is attending EBACE, Geneva from the 19-21st May, stand number V045.  Journalists seeking an appointment with the new management team should contact: duncan.daines@gamaaviation.com in the first instance.

Gama Aviation now holds management contracts for more than 145 business aircraft globally, making it one of the world’s leading aviation services companies, with operations in 45 operating bases across five continents.

Gama Aviation is exhibiting at EBACE for the first time since completing a reverse takeover of Hangar 8 plc and being listed on the London Stock Exchange. It is exhibiting at stand V045 at EBACE 2015, which runs from 19th – 21st May at Palexpo in Geneva International Airport, Switzerland.

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