GDAS Closes at MSP

 - June 3, 2009, 7:31 AM

General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) plans to shutter its facility located at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) at the end of this month. The closure affects about 70 employees.

“We have issued warn notices to our employees in Minneapolis. We deeply regret that good, loyal, competent people are being affected through no fault of their own,” said a Gulfstream Aerospace spokesman.

According to the company, an as yet undetermined number of personnel will be offered the “opportunity to compete for, or transfer to,” positions at other facilities within the General Dynamics Aerospace Group. The facility’s equipment and stores will be transferred to other GDAS locations.

GDAS cites over-capacity in the Central and Northeast U.S., combined with the economic climate and the reduction of business aviation flying and associated service hours.