Gulfstream Shutters Weco’s Burbank Base

 - April 22, 2008, 12:27 PM

The FAA recently suspended the repair station certificate of Weco Aerospace Systems of Burbank, Calif. Weco, acquired by Gulfstream Aerospace a year ago, was an FAA Part 145 and EASA repair station with Class 1, 2 and 3 accessory and Class 1, 2, 3 and 4 instrument ratings, supporting the corporate, helicopter, airline and military aircraft industries. Gulfstream said it has been investigating quality control issues at Weco and, upon discovering the issues, stopped customer shipments, began a quality-control review, launched an internal investigation and notified the FAA. “This action has had an effect on Weco employees,” a Gulfstream spokesman told AIN. The company employed approximately 75 workers. “First, it has resulted in the separation of certain Weco managers and other employees. Second, because all Weco repair and overhaul operations have been suspended, employees whose services are not required during this suspension are being furloughed. Additionally, repair and overhaul operations at Weco’s Burbank, Calif. facility have been permanently discontinued. Work performed at that facility will be consolidated with operations at Weco’s larger facility in Lincoln, Calif.”