Gama Aviation, the global aviation services company, has announced that in partnership with Atkins, it has successfully completed Baseline Military Airworthiness Reviews on behalf of the Royal Air Force (RAF).
The contract to carry out these reviews was awarded after the UK’s Military Aviation Authority issued the Airworthiness Review regulations in June 2013 and mandated a Baseline Military Airworthiness Review (BMAR) of all military aircraft by 01 July 2015.
Atkins and Gama Aviation completed the task within twelve months of being appointed, and inside the deadline - an extensive task considering that for some aircraft this required checking records going back more than 34 years.
The BMAR is used to confirm airworthiness by establishing an aircraft’s maintenance history and physical configuration. Now that this is complete, Atkins and Gama Aviation will conduct an annual Airworthiness Review on each allocated aircraft for the remainder of the three to five year contract, focusing on the continuing airworthiness management activities carried out on the aircraft since the last review.
Duncan Daines, group chief marketing officer of Gama Aviation, said: “This was a highly prestigious contract to win but presented some significant challenges as a review of this scale has been rarely carried out before. Our success in delivering the programme is testament to our working relationship with both the RAF and our partner Atkins.
“We are very proud of the role this work has played, and will continue to play, in underpinning the safety of the RAF aircraft.”
Gama Aviation has operations in 45 different locations in 17 countries across five continents, making it one of the world’s leading aviation services companies. Its services include: line and base maintenance; FBO services; engineering design; aircraft management; charter operations; and aviation and ground management systems.