Santa Barbara County, California

May 15, 2008 - 11:16am

General Electric will close its Garrett Santa Barbara (Calif.) completion center this month, a result of a downturn in “current market conditions.” At press time the facility was completing the interiors of two Global Expresses. The operation opened in 1999 at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport and was originally dedicated to the completion of Boeing Business Jets. Only two BBJs were finished there, both well behind schedule.

May 15, 2008 - 10:23am

General Electric’s Garrett Santa Barbara completion center, opened in mid-1999 for the express purpose of outfitting Boeing Business Jets, is scheduled to close next month following a troubled three-year history.

The announcement last month by GE was described as part of a decision by the parent company “to adjust its business activities to the current market conditions.”