WIJET signs European maintenance agreement with Gama Aviation

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.

Pat Marchant, 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.

Marwan Khalek, 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.”

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 2nd February 2017 | Issue #402