Gulfstream Aerospace has announced the completion of its US$40 million aircraft maintenance facility at Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport, expanding its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at the site.
The nearly 190,000ft² (17,652m²) building includes offices, back shops and general support space, and 101,853ft² (9,462m²) of hangar space, which will accommodate 12 Gulfstream G650ER or G650 aircraft.
Gulfstream Appleton’s new facility has several sustainable features, including sensitive land protection, rainwater management system, enhanced control systems for heating and cooling, optimized energy performance and electric vehicle charging stations. It is expected to receive U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.
Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream customer support said, “This beautiful facility represents the most significant expansion we’ve had in the 20 years we’ve been here. It is a tremendous asset to our site and the community. It will help us enhance the reliability of our growing fleet, support more customers and elevate their experience, continue to maintain a high level of safety and provide a world-class workplace for our employees.”
The company will open four other expanded or new service centers in 2019 and 2020: Savannah, Georgia; Van Nuys, California; Palm Beach, Florida; and Farnborough, England.