GDAS To Support Gulfstream IIs and IIIs
Factory product support for Gulfstream IIs and GIIIs will move out from beneath the wing of Gulfstream service centers and find itself under the umbrella of Delaware-based General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) on January 1. This follows a realignment that was revealed to AIN last Friday during a briefing on board a G450 flying at Mach 0.85 between Washington Dulles Airport and London Luton Airport (and setting the class speed record to cover the 3,290 nm between the two city pairs, with a flight time of 6 hours 12 minutes). General Dynamics is the parent company of Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream. Larry Flynn, president of Gulfstream product support, told AIN that the change addresses operators' concern that their GIIs and GIIIs sometimes take a backseat when competing with newer models for maintenance attention at Gulfstream's factory-owned service facilities. GDAS is already responsible for supporting the Westwind fleet.