Gama Aviation (GMA, Farnborough) has announced it will phase out the Hangar8 and its subsidiary International Jetclub (Farnborough) brands with immediate effect. Gama completed a GBP130 million (USD201 million) merger with Hangar8 Management (Oxford Kidlington) in January this year to form Gama Aviation Plc.

The business aviation specialist said that effective last week, the brands would start to disappear from all non-regulatory items the first being the closure of the Hangar8 group websites and the rebranding of the new Group’s Oxford Kidlington Airport facilities.

Regulatory documentation and approvals (aviation & maintenance) will begin to transition over the coming months in line with the UK Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) requirements.

“First of all, this change in no way effects the underlying legal entities that will continue to trade under the Gama Aviation brand; nor, in the short term, will changes be made to regulatory documentation without the Regulator’s full approval," Duncan Daines, Chief Marketing Officer, Gama Aviation Plc, commented. "Moving towards a single brand allows us to deliver a single, recognisable service standard across the world. Strategically this is important, as we believe the market requires scale, breadth and depth, driven through a singular focus that is unencumbered by managing multiple brands or service styles.”

Collectively, the amalgamated group operates a fleet of over 140 business jet aircraft comprising Beech (twin turboprop) King Airs, Hawker 1000 and Hawker 850XP/900s, Learjets, Falcon 900s, Cessna Citation 750s, BBJ1s, CRJ-200s, and ERJ Legacy 600s.