Gulfstream Expands its Facilities Footprint

The company opens new MRO space in Savannah, Appleton.

The additional space at Savannah enables more local jobs for Savannah Technical College graduates.Gulfstream Aerospace

Gulfstream Aerospace looks to be on track for major expansion of its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) capability in 2019, with the second of three planned service center improvements announced last week at the company's headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.

The Gulfstream East Campus, at 202,000 square feet, brings to nearly 1 million square feet of MRO hangar, office, and back shop space in Savannah, joining the Gulfstream Service Center, which at nearly 680,000 square feet is already the largest of its type in the world.

The company expects the East Campus building to obtain U.S. Green Council LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification because it boasts energy-efficient lighting, enhanced control systems for heating and cooling, recycling at least 75 percent of construction waste, low-emitting building materials, and water-saving fixtures, among other elements.

The East Campus joins the new service center expansion in Appleton, Wisconsin, which opened on August 10, 2019. The Appleton facility adds more than 100,000 square feet of hangar space—or enough to fit in 12 Gulfstream G650ER or G650 jets, and it's also expected to gain LEED certification. The addition created roughly 100 new jobs in the Appleton area.

A third facility is planned to open in late 2019 or early 2020 at Van Nuys Airport in California. “Our customers choose to return to Gulfstream facilities for their service and support because they value the relationship and expertise only we can provide,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “By growing the number of maintenance facilities and combining them with our fleet of rapid-response vehicles and Gulfstream Field and Airborne Support Teams technicians, we’re offering our customers more service and support options, more accessibility and more flexibility.”