Gama Aviation Plc’s European Ground division
has announced the signature of a Europe-wide maintenance agreement with WIJET,
which recently acquired Blink.
From its Oxford UK base, Gama Aviation will
provide full base and line maintenance support for WIJET’s fleet of fifteen
Cessna Citation Mustangs, in addition to providing AOG support across Europe to
ensure aircraft availability. The first Mustang has already arrived at Oxford to
begin routine checks; the other fourteen are due by the end of April.
Head of Maintenance, WIJET comments: “Our business is reliant on maintaining
aircraft availability. Gama Aviation has a long history of providing mission
critical support to fleets around the world and as such is an ideal partner to
provide maintenance support across Europe.”
The contract award comes at a time of growth
for Gama Aviation’s Oxford base. Within the last six months, the base has added
considerably to its EASA and FAA maintenance approvals, and it now supports the
Citation Mustang (the aircraft operated by Wijet) as well as the 560 XLS, King
Air 90-300 series, Learjet 45 and Premier 1, and larger aircraft such as
Bombardier’s Global, Challenger and Embraer’s Legacy series.
Group Chief Executive, Gama Aviation Plc comments: “Following the National
Police Air Service ("NPAS") contract win, the European Ground business has
continued its strong start to the year. This deal demonstrates the scale,
breadth and depth of our Ground offer; its benefit to clients who value mission
critical support and our ability to grow our business organically worldwide.”