Business Jet Access Opens New Facility

 - June 26, 2011, 7:45 AM

Gulfstream Aerospace has added two European warehouses to its growing product-support network, increasing parts and materials on the continent to approximately $110 million.

“We are putting more parts and people overseas to support our growing international customer base,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support. “We want our international operators to continue getting replacement parts as quickly as possible. These new facilities give us even better access to logistic suppliers and courier services, so we can keep our commitment to providing the right parts, at the right place, at the right time, with the right documentation.”

The Madrid Barajas Airport facility in Spain is approximately 8,000 sq ft and is operated by Corjet Europe, a Gulfstream-authorized warranty repair site. The parts depot, which holds nearly $65 million in Gulfstream parts, accommodates large items such as landing gear and windshields. It also has a 2,500-sq-ft climate-controlled area to store perishables such as batteries.

Gulfstream’s new  warehouse in Luton, England, is approximately 10,000 sq ft and joins an existing 2,000 sq ft of space that is used for parts inventory. Since 2010, Gulfstream has increased Luton’s parts inventory from $25 million to approximately $40 million.

Both facilities can ship parts anywhere in Europe or the Middle East within 24 hours and offer a 24-hour call-in number for customers who need parts support. Gulfstream also has approximately $9 million in parts and materials at the Jet Aviation facility in Basel, Switzerland. According to the company, Gulfstream has $1.2 billion worth of parts and materials available through 16 distribution centers worldwide.