Gore Design Completions of San Antonio is the second U.S. independent completions center to be qualified by Airbus to do executive/VIP cabin completions work on its aircraft line. The other is Associated Air Center, a Landmark Aviation company, based in Dallas. Airbus-approved executive/VIP cabin outfitters outside the U.S. include EADS Sogerma in France, Jet Aviation in Switzerland and Lufthansa Technik in Germany. Unlike Boeing, which is minimally involved in the executive/VIP completion work on its aircraft line, Airbus manages each project on behalf of its customers. Gore Design’s 120,000-sq-ft facility at the former Kelly AFB outside San Antonio is one of the largest in North America. Last month, it housed a Boeing 767, a Boeing 727 and three Boeing Business Jets in various stages of completion or refurbishment. The company is planning to add another 60,000 sq ft of shop space.
Gore Gets the Business from Airbus
- September 14, 2006, 10:27 AM