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Charter ops extend reach with Canadian FAOC
Enabling it to operate flights to, from and within Canada, Gama Group has been granted a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) while Marshall Executive Aviation is also working towards the certification.

Enabling it to operate flights to, from and within Canada, Gama Group has been granted a Foreign Air Operator Certificate (FAOC) while Marshall Executive Aviation is also working towards the certification.

Gama says the development is part of its programme of contin- uing investment in the expansion of the range of products and services for clients.

Recent enhancements include adding additional aircraft to the charter fleet and expansion of operating bases and regional offices.

Earlier this year, Gama was awarded by the US Federal Aviation Administration Part 129 approval, giving it the ability to conduct unlimited commercial operations into the United States.

"These accreditations actively demonstrate Gama's continued developments in enhancing the service we are able to offer our clients. These developments go hand in hand with the highest standards of safety, security and a very strict attention to detail in all aspects of our operation." says Paul Cremer, commercial manager. "Critically, we are now able to meet many of our customer's more challenging needs, such as last minute flight requests to North American and Canadian destinations."

Marshall Executive Aviation, part of the Marshall Group, is advancing work to obtain a Canadian FAOC to enable the company to operate flights in Canada with its Stansted-based Challenger 300.

The move also follows hard on the heels of the operator being granted an AOC extension this summer enabling its Challenger to operate to North and South America, Africa, the Middle East and Russia, as well as the popular European destinations.

"Our goal is to widen our AOC internationally as our business expands and also add to the managed aircraft fleet," says MEA managing director Steve Jones.

The Challenger is one of three executive aircraft MEA operates, the others being a Citation XLS and a C550 Bravo, which it says are ideal for charters in Europe, north Africa and western Russia.

Jones adds: "The extension of the AOC will enable us to operate over a much larger area and offer MEA's clients our excellent service virtually worldwide."

Marshall draws services together

In a separate development Marshall Aerospace has launched JETability, a business aviation solution that combines the company's resources into a customer-focused, 'one call, one team' centre of excellence for the business aviation sector.

Services available include aircraft management, maintenance, MRO, charter, sales, concierge and consultancy; all available through a bespoke call centre.

Steve Fitz-Gerald, ceo of Marshall Aerospace, comments: "JETability is our commitment to develop further business aviation in Cambridge, expand our portfolio of services and develop a top-ranked FBO in conjunction with our partner ExecuJet."

The JETability brand was unveiled at the Royal Aeronautical Society in London and will operate under the leadership of Steve Jones, who has overall responsibility for business aviation across the Marshall Group.