Gulfstream Opens East Campus Featuring New MRO Facility At Company Headquarters
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on September 13th to mark the opening of its new MRO (maintenance, repair, and overhaul) facility at the company headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. The 202,000-square-foot (18,766-square-meter) facility on the east side of Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport gives Gulfstream more than 1 million square feet (92,903 square meters) of dedicated MRO hangar, office, and back shop space in Savannah. The company says the expansion is expected to result in approximately 200 customer support-related jobs over several years, including positions to be filled by graduates of Savannah Technical College’s Aviation Technology Division.
“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,” says Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “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.”
Overall, the company says it will open three service center expansions and two new service centers in 2019 and 2020, adding approximately 790,000 square feet (73,393 square meters) of dedicated MRO hangars, offices, and back shops in the U.S. and Europe. Gulfstream’s worldwide in-service fleet numbers approximately 2,800 aircraft.
“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,” says Burns.
The Gulfstream East Campus offers operators a multitude of services, including aircraft-on-ground resources, hourly and calendar-driven airframe inspections, avionics installations, and interior refurbishments. The company says Gulfstream’s Savannah MRO operations are certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency, Civil Aviation Administration of China, and more than 20 other civil aviation authorities worldwide.