The Gulfstream service center in Appleton, Wisconsin, recently earned an approved maintenance organization designation from the Saudi Arabia General Authority of Aviation (GACA). With this authorization, GACA-registered aircraft can undergo maintenance, repairs, alterations and inspections at the facility.
The Appleton facility joins the Gulfstream Savannah Service Center in the U.S. and the Gulfstream Luton Service Center in the UK as GACA-authorized facilities. The Luton center recently was relocated to a larger 75,000-sq-ft hangar at London Luton Airport.
Aircraft covered by the Gulfstream Appleton certificate include all Gulfstream aircraft; the Bombardier Challenger 600 series and Global Express aircraft; the Dassault Falcon 50, 900 and 2000 series; and the Hawker Beechcraft 800, 850XP and 700 models.
“Saudi Arabia, and the Middle East in general, is a strong market for Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns, Gulfstream president product support. “Appleton has already delivered an aircraft to Saudi operators since earning this designation.”