Gama Aviation has been awarded new special mission contracts for air ambulance provision by the governments of Guernsey and Jersey. The contracts have an initial term of five years with options to extend for a further five.
Operating Beechcraft King Air B200 aircraft, the group will run round-the-clock services between the Channel Islands and UK mainland health services, providing a lifeline for the citizens of the islands. Gama will additionally provide medical teams for clinical services for the Guernsey operation.
The award comes shortly after Gama's commencement of HEMS operations in Scotland, augmenting its fixed wing operations for the Scottish Ambulance Service.
Group COO Neil Medley says: “We are delighted to have been awarded these important contracts by the Guernsey and Jersey governments. Given our focus on special mission service provision, our existing aviation facilities in Jersey and our Beechcraft authorised service centre in Bournemouth, we are ideally placed to deliver a long and successful partnership.”
Marwan Khalek, group CEO at Gama Aviation, adds: “The award of these prestigious contracts represents another major milestone in our strategic ambition to grow our special mission business.”
Gama Aviation provides special mission services to law enforcement, defence, air ambulance and other government services. The group has recently announced new contract wins with the RAF, Joint Helicopter Command and the Home Office.