Gulfstream Formally Launches Budget Parts Program

 - November 26, 2008, 5:57 AM

Gulfstream has formally launched the BudgetPlus service, offering cost-assured parts provision for owners of the Astra, G100, G150 and G200. The company had been running the service as a pilot program to test an hourly-cost parts subscription service for owners of its mid-cabin jets who want predictable annual maintenance costs. BudgetPlus customers pay a flat hourly fee, which covers exchange and consumable parts. Fees for BudgetPlus vary, depending on the age of the jet. BudgetPlus participants pay for the service monthly, and an airplane must fly at least 300 hours per year to participate. “Working in concert with the industry-leading Gulfstream product support network, BudgetPlus offers mid-cabin operators convenience, consistency and control over their maintenance costs,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream president of product support. “This program simplifies the maintenance process for the people our owners and operators entrust to service their Gulfstream aircraft.”