Gulfstream Aerospace has officially opened its new maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at company headquarters in Savannah with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The Gulfstream East Campus, opened to accommodate fleet growth, has been operational since September 11.
The 202,000 square foot building is located on the east side of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport was built with an investment of more than US$55 million. The new facility gives Gulfstream more than 1,000,000 square foot of dedicated MRO hangar, office and back shop space in Savannah.
“This is a great day for our customers as well as Savannah, Chatham County and Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns, president of 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.”
In August, Gulfstream opened a service center expansion in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has a service center opening scheduled for late 2019 or early 2020 in Van Nuys, California. Overall, the company will open three service center expansions and two new service centers in 2019 and 2020, adding approximately 790,000f square foot of dedicated MRO hangars, offices and back shops in the U.S. and Europe. Gulfstream’s worldwide in-service fleet is approximately 2,800.
The Gulfstream East Campus offers operators services including aircraft-on-ground resources, hourly and calendar-driven airframe inspections, avionics installations and interior refurbishments.
Gulfstream’s Savannah MRO operations are certified by the FAA, EASA, the Civil Aviation Administration of China and more than 20 other civil aviation authorities worldwide. In 2018, Savannah had more than 1,500 aircraft visits.