Gulfstream customers can now take their jets to a new OEM service centre at Farnborough Airport in the UK. The 225,000ft² (20,903m²) facility is open for MRO, interior refurbishment and aftermarket modification services. It can accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including G650, G650ER and G700 types. The site’s first project will be scheduled maintenance on a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450.
“Gulfstream Farnborough is already seeing great demand,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “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.”
In line with Gulfstream’s sustainability strategy, the Farnborough facility has been designed with environmental features including rainwater harvesting, radiant heating systems in the purpose-built hangar, intelligent lighting controls and heat recovery systems. The building is also expected to achieve a ‘very good’ Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.
To complement the Farnborough site, Gulfstream’s Field & Airborne Support Teams (FAST) continue to maintain a presence at London Luton Airport for arrivals, departures and AOG service. In addition to Farnborough, Gulfstream Customer Support has expanded throughout the USA with new facilities in Savannah, Georgia; Appleton, Wisconsin; Van Nuys, California; and forthcoming in Palm Beach, Florida. In February 2020, the company announced an upcoming expansion in Fort Worth, Texas.