Gulfstream Aerospace is to take responsibility for maintenance operations at St Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. It is taking over from sister company Jet Aviation, who will fulfil its MRO obligations through the transition period starting later this year.
Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream Product Support, commented, “Having a Gulfstream MRO facility in St Louis reflects Gulfstream’s commitment to providing customers first-class support throughout their ownership experience.
“The facility will complement our network of eight company-owned service centers in the USA and provide additional maintenance and service capacity for the growing Gulfstream fleet and service business. The St Louis facility, which is already part of the General Dynamics family, is ideally situated for providing Gulfstream operators a regional maintenance resource.”
David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA, added, “The transition addresses our excess maintenance capacity in St Louis while helping Gulfstream provide additional support for their customers.
“With 12 locations in North America, we are focused on expanding our footprint and providing Jet Aviation’s customers with value-added flight services, including fixed-base operator (FBO), aircraft management, charter and staffing.
“Jet Aviation will continue to provide MRO services in Burbank, California, to support the growing West Coast-managed fleet and also continue to operate the FBO at St Louis Downtown Airport.”