Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the opening of its new service centre at the U.K.’s Farnborough Airport. The facility’s first aircraft is a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450 arriving for scheduled maintenance.
The 225,000-square-foot (20,903-square-metre) facility can accommodate up to 13 large-cabin aircraft, including the Gulfstream G650, G650ER and the company’s new flagship Gulfstream G700. Gulfstream Farnborough offers maintenance, repair and overhaul services, as well as interior refurbishments and after-market modifications.
“Gulfstream Farnborough is already seeing great demand… 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,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support.
Gulfstream explains, that in line with its sustainability strategy, the Farnborough facility has been designed with rainwater harvesting, radiant heating systems in the purpose-built hangar, intelligent lighting controls and heat recovery systems. Gulfstream also expects the building to achieve a “Very Good” Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) rating.
To complement the Farnborough site, Gulfstream’s FAST Field & Airborne Support Teams continue to maintain a presence at London Luton Airport for arrivals, departures and aircraft-on-ground (AOG) service.
In addition to Farnborough, Gulfstream notes its Customer Support has expanded throughout the U.S. 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.