Gulfstream has opened a paint facility in Savannah, Georgia, USA, specifically for in-service aircraft. The building is expected to create 100 new jobs, approximately 80 of which have already been filled.
“Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the demand for enhancing aircraft already in service,” said Joe Rivera, vice president and general manager, Gulfstream Savannah Service Center. “This facility gives customers a dedicated space for our Product Support organization to tackle their paint requests – from full strip-and-paint jobs to custom livery and logo applications.
“Its close proximity to the Savannah Service Center makes it an ideal location for customers who need maintenance and/or refurbishment work to go along with painting an individual part, multiple parts or an entire aircraft. The end result will be reduced downtimes.”
The new building is approximately 8,175m², including more than 6,689m² of hangar space, offices, back shops and storage areas. The air-conditioned and heated hangar space is divided into a crossdraft bay for stripping, sanding and priming, and a downdraft bay for painting. All Gulfstream aircraft models can be accommodated.
September 4, 2015