Leading aviation company strengthens AOG support for Kentucky Derby
Shelton, CT, USA, April 2016 – Gama Aviation, the global aviation services company, has increased its AOG peak period support in preparation for the large wave of private jets and spectators expected to travel to Louisville for the Kentucky Derby during the first weekend in May.
The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby will be held at the usual Churchill Downs Race Track on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Additional peak period support from Gama Aviation has been put in place during this time at the surrounding airports.
Dennis Richey, Executive Vice President, commented:
"We look forward to these special events. We have been positioning our AOG/mobile teams for our customer base at various locations already. We know and understand the time constraints our customers are under. This has allowed us to showcase this part of our business year after year."
In the beginning of April, Gama Aviation supported in excess of 150 callouts with their customers at the Masters Tournament. In addition to the upcoming Kentucky Derby, preparations have already begun for the Players Championship and the U.S Open to follow.
Gama Aviation has operations in 45 different locations in 17 countries across five continents, making it one of the world’s leading aviation services companies. Its services include: line and base maintenance; FBO services; engineering design; aircraft management; charter operations; training; and aviation and ground management systems.
About Gama Aviation
Gama Aviation is a global business aviation services organization, founded in 1983 in the UK by Marwan Khalek and Stephen Wright. Gama Aviation employs over 900 people at 45 operating bases across five continents and operates 146 business aircraft. In December 2014, Gama Aviation announced a merger with Hangar 8 Plc, creating a company with a market capitalization of over £130 million. The deal was completed on 6th January 2015, with Gama Aviation Plc becoming the new listed stock.