Gulfstream Aerospace recently marked the first anniversary of its 82,000-sq-ft Beijing service center at Beijing Capital International Airport. It is the only business-jet manufacturer to offer factory service in China.
“It has been a successful first year for Gulfstream Beijing,” said Mark Burns, president of product support. “We have experienced steady growth and have expanded our capabilities. As the Gulfstream fleet continues to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, we’ll look for ways to enhance and add to the services we provide at Gulfstream Beijing.”
Gulfstream Beijing technicians have serviced more than 120 aircraft since the facility began operations in November last year. That number includes hangar visits, aircraft parked elsewhere at Beijing Capital International Airport and throughout greater China, Japan and South Korea. China-based operators represent more than half of those customers. A spokesman for the company told AIN there are approximately 40 employees at the facility, including about 20 FAA-certified maintenance technicians. The MRO can support U.S.-based operators of any Gulfstream model who find themselves AOG in greater China, Japan and South Korea.
Gulfstream Beijing is a joint venture between Gulfstream and Hainan Airlines Group subsidiaries Hainan Aviation Technik and Beijing Capital Airlines.