Gulfstream Aerospace is developing a specially outfitted field and airborne support team (Fast) mobile maintenance vehicle. “The new unit will not be based at a service center so it will be available to be relocated as necessary,” Barry Russell, vice president, customer support told AIN.
Operating from San Jose International Airport, the vehicle will support customers as far east as Reno. From December to early March it will shift its base to Denver’s Centennial Airport to serve operators in Colorado during ski season.
The 24- by eight-foot vehicle will provide AOG support, line maintenance, inspections and engine changes and will be equipped with technical data access, a 645-piece consolidated toolbox, replacement parts, an onboard generator, a lift, a hydraulic mule, an air compressor and aircraft jacks.
“Depending on customer response we may test the demand for similar support vehicles in other parts of the United States and Europe,” said Mark Burns, president for Gulfstream product support.
Gulfstream Fast also includes more than 20 lighter-duty vehicles across the U.S. and Europe, two G100s and a dedicated group of pilots and technicians to support operators worldwide.