Gulfstream invested more than US$55m in the 162,000 ft2 (15,050 m2) maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Alliance. The building includes hangar space, back shops, support areas and employee and customer offices.
It operates on 100% renewable electricity, uses LED lighting and features energy-efficient HVAC. The Fort Worth Alliance facility will have approximately 200 employees on-site, complementing current operations at Dallas Love Field.
Gulfstream is partnering with Tarrant County College’s airframe and powerplant (A&P) program to hire new technicians, along with several other local educational institutions to build a pipeline of employment from within the community.
“The Fort Worth Alliance opening marks another milestone in Gulfstream’s overarching strategy to enhance convenience and increase support offerings for our customers,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of customer support, adding, “This new facility will serve our significant customer base in Texas and those traveling in the region from throughout the U.S. as well as the volume of Gulfstream traffic we see in the area coming from Mexico, Central and South America, and around the world.”
In addition to Fort Worth Alliance, Gulfstream Customer Support recently expanded facilities in Farnborough, England; Savannah, Georgia; Appleton, Wisconsin; Van Nuys, California; and Palm Beach, Florida. In November 2021, Gulfstream also announced an all-new expansion in Mesa, Arizona, to support customers operating from and through the U.S. West Coast.
The news comes shortly after Gulfstream made its 500th delivery of a G650/G650ER.