Gama Aviation makes major progress towards completing Sharjah Business Aviation Centre

11 Jun 2024 by Yi-Hwa Hanna
Gama Aviation Sharjah VVIP entrance (Image supplied by: Gama Aviation)

Leading business aviation company Gama Aviation has completed a 36,000 sqm parking apron – a major milestone in its journey to completing the Sharjah Business Aviation Centre.

Gama Aviation, which provides aircraft management, charter, maintenance, trip support, and FBO services, will be facilitating a range of business jet types, helicopters, and future eVTOL air systems through the centre, which is expected to open by Q2 in 2025.

Delivering business aviation infrastructure to Sharjah International Airport, the centre will comprise a c14,000 sqm air-conditioned premium hangar, c36,000 sqm of dedicated aircraft parking apron, a world-class VVIP terminal, optimised fast access to the aircraft for owners and flight crew, fast road connections to Downtown Dubai and Dubai International Financial Centre, and enhanced in-house MRO capabilities.

Gama Aviation Sharjah (Image supplied by: Gama Aviation)

In the interim, Gama Aviation’s existing facility at Sharjah International Airport remains open, offering business jet travellers with significant operational advantages with a six-minute taxi time, zero slot restrictions and unrivalled connectivity to aircraft for passengers and flight crew.

Sharjah airport received 15.3 million passengers in 2023

“We believe what we will offer in Sharjah will be unique to the other facilities available in the region. Over forty years of operational experience has been synthesised into developing a Business Aviation Centre that offers a highly personal, tailored, experience to discerning owners, their traveling associates and flight crews. Sharjah was the location of the first airport in the UAE and we are working with our partners at the Airport Authority to position this facility as a key Business Aviation access point to the UAE for those who wish to travel with the utmost discretion,” said Tom Murphy, managing director of FBO.

Marwan Khalek, Group Chief Executive Officer, added: “This project is a strategic focal point for the Group and is one of two major construction projects the Group is undertaking to improve business aviation facilities at primary international airports. With this development we are proud to partner with the Sharjah Airport Authority and recognise the important role of the airport to support the significant developments in the Emirate of Sharjah, and as a gateway to Dubai and the northern Emirates.”

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