Gore Gets the Business from Airbus

 - September 14, 2006, 10:27 AM

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.