Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation’s new Customer Support service centre has opened for business at Farnborough Airport.
The new 20,903 sq m facility can accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650, G650ER and the new industry flagship Gulfstream G700. Gulfstream Farnborough offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services, as well as interior refurbishments and after-market modifications. The facility’s first aircraft was a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450 arriving for scheduled maintenance.
Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream Customer Support, said: “Gulfstream Farnborough is already seeing great demand. This opening marks the completion of another goal in our overarching strategy to enhance convenience and increase options for our customers. The new facilities we are building can better accommodate more of the increasingly popular large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft our customers are flying around the world.”
Facility built in line with company sustainability strategy
The Farnborough facility has been designed with environmental benefits, including rainwater harvesting, radiant heating systems in the purpose built hangar, intelligent lighting controls and heat recovery systems in line with the company’s sustainability strategy. The building is also expected to achieve a “Very Good” Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.
Gulfstream’s FAST Field & Airborne Support Teams will continue to maintain a presence at London Luton Airport for arrivals, departures and aircraft-onground (AOG) service to complement the Farnborough site.
Gulfstream Customer Support has also expanded throughout the US with new facilities in Savannah; Appleton, Wisconsin; Van Nuys, California; and forthcoming in Palm Beach, Florida. In February, the company announced an upcoming expansion in Fort Worth, Texas.