Jet Aviation partners with Gray Construction on new MRO center at West Palm Beach


Jet Aviation and Gulfstream Aerospace have partnered with Gray Construction on a new maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility at the West Palm Beach International Airport in Florida.

Gray will be designing and building the 168,000ft² (15,600m²) facility, which will replace a smaller operation on the south side of the airport. Gray is partnering with BRPH on design services and Bohler Engineering on civil engineering services.

Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support, said, “Our West Palm Beach site plays a major role in our service organization, which has experienced sizable growth over the last several years.

“The addition of this world-class facility will enhance the West Palm Beach customer and employee experience and help us maintain the service excellence we are known for. Additionally, we look forward to bringing more jobs to the community.”

The new facility will include offices, back shops and an approximated 75,000ft² (7,000m²) maintenance hangar for Gulfstream. Additionally, the project consists of an all-new storage hangar, customer offices and fuel farm operated by Jet Aviation.

David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA, said, “Jet Aviation is pleased to partner with our sister company on additional hangar expansion at Palm Beach International Airport.

“As Gulfstream expands its MRO operations, Jet Aviation will construct a new, 40,000ft² (3,700m²) hangar with 30ft (9m) doors, 5,000ft² (460m²) of tenant office space, and a fuel farm that will start with a 30,000-gallon capacity. We join Gulfstream in providing new levels of service to our respective customers at West Palm Beach.”

The project is expected to be complete in the first quarter of 2020 and will create some 50 jobs.

Stephen Gray, president and CEO of Gray Construction, added, “We’re happy to partner with Gulfstream once again on another great project. It’s exciting to be part of a project that will help Gulfstream and Jet Aviation further succeed and positively impact the local economy.”

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