Gama Aviation announces its Las Vegas base has received FAA repair station certification
AeroBD | The AERO news Company…LAS VEGAS, Nov. 28, 2015 : Gama Aviation (Engineering) Inc (Stand N2416), a subsidiary of Gama Aviation Plc, the global aviation services company, has today announced that it has received Federal Aviation Administration approval for its repair station based at McCarran International Airport, Las Vegas.
The certification, under Federal Aviation Regulation (FAR) 145, covers work on airframes, engines, instruments and radio equipment, enabling Gama Aviation to provide its clients with a full range of support services from its Las Vegas base.
Dennis Richey, executive vice president, engineering, of Gama Aviation, commented: “We are delighted to announce that our Las Vegas base has received FAR 145 certification. As a global operator it is vital that we can provide our clients with a full suite of services in all the markets we serve. Clients want to be confident that wherever their aircraft may be, they will receive a consistently high level of service and this certification underlines the standards we offer here at McCarran.”
Gama Aviation has identified a strong business aviation market in the region centred on Las Vegas. Analysis(1) of industry data reveals that Nevada and its neighbouring states of California, Arizona and Utah together have a fleet of 2,927 private jets, accounting for more than 12% of the total US fleet. Of these aircraft, 335 were delivered between 2010 and 2014.
As well as its Las Vegas support services, the company offers charter, aircraft management services and a network of 10 other coast-to-coast facilities as well as a mobile line maintenance(2) service across the US. Currently it responds to around 2,500 call-outs from clients in the US every year, has flown over one million miles and driven over 500,000 to support AOG (aircraft on the ground) and line maintenance situations.