General Aviation Gulfstream enhances customer support in Latin America
Aircraft manufacturer Gulfstream has announced the opening of two new Brazilian aircraft services companies.
Two authorized warranty facilities have been added in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. The companies add to Gulfstream´s existing list of company-authorized warranty facilities.
Líder Aviação and Aero Rio Táxi Aéreo have gained the authorization by Gulfstream to provide warranty repairs and maintenance services to customers in the Brazilian region. Both facilities have the regulatory approvals for both midsize and large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft.
The companies will mainly work with aircraft like the Gulfstream G650ER, Gulfstream G650, Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream G280. Additionally, Lider, which already operates in several locations throughout the country, is now a Gulfstream parts dealer for South America. The company can facilitate parts sales transactions to support maintenance events.
“We’re committed to providing our Brazilian operators a range of choices for their aircraft maintenance needs,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “These additions, further complemented by the new maintenance facilities planned for Palm Beach, Florida, and Savannah, will provide comprehensive and timely support throughout Brazil, especially in the two large cities where most of our operators are located.”
Lider is located at Sao Paulo´s Congonhas Airport, along with facilities in Rio de Janeiro, Belo Horizonte and Brasilia. Aero Rio on the other hand is based at Galeao International Airport in Rio de Janeiro. Gulfstream wrote, that approximately the half of the 40 Gulfstream aircraft in Brazil are based in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro.
Gulfstream added: "Another maintenance option for Gulfstream operators in Latin America is the company’s service center at Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport. In the first quarter of 2020, Gulfstream Palm Beach is scheduled to begin operations at a new state-of-the-art, nearly 115,000-square-foot/10,684-square-meter facility."
"Operators may also opt to visit Savannah, where Gulfstream is opening a 202,000-sq-ft/18,766-sq-m service center expansion at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in September and will soon have more than 1 million sq ft/92,903 sq m of dedicated customer-support hangar space, offices and back shops."
As leading aircraft manufacturer, Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft since 1958. Currently, 230 Gulfstream aircraft are based in Latin America. Just recently, Gulfstream was able to announce that it delivered its first G600 aircraft to a customer.
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