December 01 2023
A large percentage of our Mission Systems projects are focused on developing modification for both military and civilian registered aircraft. We are one of the few UK companies that can work under both military and civilian approvals to be able to design, produce, flight test and install a variety of pods, cameras, mission system architecture, avionics, rear operator consoles, etc. Naturally the team work under the appropriate level of security clearance required. Typical military aviation modifications the team undertake are:
This DAOS approved Major Change upgrades a Mk58 Hawker Hunter with the latest generation avionic systems and equipment to help improve situational awareness and operability. One of the largest challenges for the team during the design phase was meeting the customers demand to package the new Garmin GTN 750Xi unit in place of the optimally placed but now redundant gunsight. We utilised our in-house 3D Printing capability to produce a mock-up unit which ensured a perfect fit, first time. This position provides the best possible field of view and ergonomic interface for the touchscreen system.
Too often we hear from those who have commissioned aviation mission system design projects only to find that a simple Minor Change has turned into a monster project.
We are firmly of the belief that engaging in open and honest discussions with all stakeholders helps us to set clear expectations and provide expert guidance from the start, avoiding the problem of scope creep. To assure a timely, planned and controlled process we aim to assist our customers in making the correct design decisions using our established methodology, whilst ensuring compliance with all regulatory (including Military Airworthiness Approvals and BCAR), statutory and legal requirements. Our design process is defined by gateways as illustrated below.
We see our job as a partner to a military Authority and its Project Team, to help navigate the design process to ensure that the mission requirement is delivered efficiently and effectively.
From complete interior refurbishments to a simple LED lighting upgrade we have it covered. We have a wealth of experience in Cabin Interior modifications with many “off the shelf” design solutions ready to be installed.
We also design and manufacture bespoke bulkheads, monuments and stowages to meet our clients’ needs to store medical equipment.
Typical Military Modification Interior projects undertaken by our Design & Production Team include:
Using the latest 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) software, our team are ready to support you in all of your mechanical design needs.The team are experienced in all aspects from technical survey, initial hand calculations, through detail design development to creation of production drawings and computer aided manufacturing data.
Examples of projects and additional services covered by our Mechanical Team include:
Using the latest Electrical Computer Aided Design (ECAD) software, our team are ready to support you in all of your electrical design needs. Modifications and repairs with electrical aspects will involve numerous assessments, such as power distribution, electrical load analysis and electromagnetic compatibility.
Typical projects undertaken by our Electrical Team include:
Our assembly shop floor has been laid out to ensure that the creation and production of parts follows a lean process. We have the capability to assemble components of any weight and size both mechanical and electrical. All assembled parts are fully inspected and released with either a Form 1 or Certificate of Conformity.
Typical assembly work undertaken by us includes:
As an approved design and production organisation certification is at the heart of everything we do here at Gama. We are experienced in producing both Major & Minor Changes and Repairs that are either approved or accepted by the various National Aviation Authorities (NAA’s) across the world.
With over 1700 Minor Changes & Repairs and 70+ STC’s within our portfolio we often have an off-the-shelf design solution to fit your particular needs.
However, we also realise that not every aircraft is the same and every project is different, if we don’t have a pre-existing design we have the capability and approvals to produce a new Change or Repair to support your particular aircraft and operation.
Our core certification activity includes:
We work closely with the following Authorities:
We offer availability and expertise across the BAE Hawker series of aircraft, including charter services, maintenance approval and capabilities and we have extensive management experience, having owned and operated BAE Hawker aircraft ourselves and for our clients.Read more
The Britten Norman Islander BN-2T is used within both a civilian and Special Mission context being able to accommodate various interior fitments from executive to up to three stretchers for Air Ambulance operations.Read more
We offer availability and expertise across the Bombardier Challenger series of aircraft, including charter services, maintenance approval and capabilities and we have extensive management experience, having owned and operated Bombardier Challenger aircraft ourselves and for our clients.Read more
We offer availability and expertise across the Bombardier Global series of aircraft, including charter services, maintenance approval and capabilities and we have extensive management experience, having owned and operated Global aircraft ourselves and for our clients.Read more
Our Bournemouth International Airport facility, a hangar and office facility of over 135,000 sq ft provides an extraordinary space which we aim to turn into one of Europe’s flagship business aviation facilities.Read more
25 Templer Avenue, Farnborough is home to our Group headquarters and is the nerve centre for the European Air division. With excellent access to the facilities at the airport.Read more