Gulfstream Aerospace will move its maintenance operations at Bertram Luiz Leupolz Airport in Sorocaba, Brazil, to a more centrally located, larger and more modern hangar at the same airport. The new 34,768-sq-ft facility is expected to be fully operational by mid-July. The new hangar has a 1,077-sq-ft bonded parts warehouse, seven customer offices, a conference room and secure parking under the hangar.
“We can better support the demands of our growing fleet in South America with our new Gulfstream Brazil facility,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support. “It is in a preferable location at Sorocaba airport, which will make it more accessible to customers. It is also substantially bigger than our previous building, which will allow us to serve more operators, and has more amenities for employees and customers.”
According to a spokesman for the company, Gulfstream is prepared to support operators attending the upcoming FIFA World Cup in Brazil. Services will include a dedicated G150 based in Sorocaba and Ribeirão Preto for the event, which runs from June 12 to July 13. “We have two pilots, one flight operations technician, 12 maintenance technicians and three field service representatives on location and available 24 hours a day,” he said.