General Aviation Gulfstream opens new campus for customer support
Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream has released, that it has opened a new campus at the company´s headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that its new “Gulfstream East Campus” has been officially opened at the headquarters of the manufacturer. The new facility enables Gulfstream to perform maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services directly on site.
The building is 202,000 square-foot large (18,766 square-metres) and is located on the east side of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. The investment, according to Gulfstream, measures more than US$ 55 million and gives the manufacturer more than 1 million square-feet of dedicated MRO hangar.
The expansion was initially announced in April 2018 and the company seeks to add approximately 200 new customer support related jobs over several years.
The MRO operations at Savannah are certified by the FAA, EASA, CAA of China and 20 other civil aviation authorities worldwide. Last year, Gulfstream noticed more than 1,500 aircraft visits at Savannah.
Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream commented: “This is a great day for our customers as well as Savannah, Chatham County and Gulfstream [...] We are very excited about this expansion, which follows the recent entry into service of our two all-new aircraft, the Gulfstream G500™ and Gulfstream G600™. To help ensure those aircraft and the rest of our growing fleet continue to have the best service and support in the industry, we built and staffed this fabulous facility.”
Back in August this year, Gulfstream opened a new service centre in Appleton, Wisconsin. Later this year or in early 2020, the company is also planning on opening a new centre in Van Nuys, California. Overall, three new service centres will be opened during this and next year, adding 790,000 square-foot of new MRO hangars.
“Our customers choose to return to Gulfstream facilities for their service and support because they value the relationship and expertise only we can provide,” Burns added. “By growing the number of maintenance facilities and combining them with our fleet of rapid-response vehicles and Gulfstream Field and Airborne Support Teams™ technicians, we’re offering our customers more service and support options, more accessibility and more flexibility.”
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