At the beginning of the summer, Gama Aviation added its first UK-based Gulfstream G280. Based at the company's Jersey FBO and available for charter, the super midsize jet is factory-new and makes for a strong addition to both Jersey operations and Gama Aviation’s wider charter solutions. The capability, finish and performance of this aircraft could raise the bar for charter operations from Gama's Jersey facility.
As well as offering aircraft charter, FBO services, aircraft management and easily accessible conference facilities, the Jersey base is a major hub for the European business and leisure traveller. Jersey has seen an upsurge in demand over the past 12 months, even within the current constraints, and this trend looks set to continue.
Other recent fleet additions include a Bombardier Challenger 650, also based in Jersey, and a further Global 6000, which is based at Gama's new international headquarters in Farnborough.
With the Gulfstream G280, the Bombardier Challenger 650 and the transient Global 6000 and Global XRS capability, Gama has, it believes, charter operations to suit every mission. As its fleet capability expands, so has the charter team, headed by Adam Neaves. Its Farnborough HQ will be fully open again as of September 2021, supported operationally by an in-house, 24/7 ops team and utilising the next generation myairops aircraft management software system.
Neaves says: “The new additions to the Jersey fleet this summer are a demonstration of the strength of the Jersey operation and the importance of this part of the business. The increased reach of our charter network is already being seen with the requests for the G280, and the expansion capabilities are evident with the ultra-long range of the Global aircraft. With a mission solution for all charter requirements, these are exciting times for the charter team at Gama.”
Head of client relations Tim Pedley adds: “Onboarding these two new aircraft in Jersey, particularly against the backdrop of the past 20 or so months, is testament to the hard work of the whole team and value of the Jersey FBO. The exceptional service that Gama can provide, with aircraft strategically positioned and all our FBOs working seamlessly with our Farnborough HQ based colleagues, means our clients can rely on the global capability, expertise and flexibility that we provide.”