Gama recognised as first choice service centre for Sikorsky S-76 helicopter

                           Gama Engineering Fairoaks
The Gama Group announced at a London presentation that its UK-based Gama Engineering subsidiary has been recognised as the first choice service centre for Sikorsky S-76 operators.

Harry Lees, Gama Engineering’s managing director, gave the inaugural presentation at the first Rotary Operators Conference (ROC 2013) held at Barclays London Heliport.

Gama’s facility at Fairoaks has just celebrated its second anniversary and Lees confirmed that it is now firmly established as the UK’s number one Sikorsky S-76 service centre, having grown the maintenance managed fleet from two in 2011 to nine today.

Other recent successes at Gama Engineering have been, a doubling of licensed engineers at the company. An AgustaWestland AW139 being based at the airport. The start of significant avionics upgrades for clients incluing Castle Air and British International Helicopters and the appointment of Gama Engineering as the first European distributor for Cobham HeliSAS.

See what Marwan Khalek, CEO of Gama Group, had to say about the global business aviation industry at the International Corporate Jet & Helicopter Conference 2012 below:

Over 100 delegates included many industry stakeholders ranging from manufacturers, operators and service providers, attended ROC 2013 on 11 June 2013 in the first of what will become an annual helicopter conference.

Terry Spruce

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