Gulfstream Beefs Up European and Asia Support

 - February 8, 2019, 10:04 AM
Besides adding maintenance hangar space at Paris Le Bourget, Gulfstream Aerospace has expanded aircraft inspection capabilities at its factory-owned service center in Beijing. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream Aerospace has further boosted its customer support resources in Europe and Asia, adding maintenance hangar space at Paris Le Bourget Airport and more capabilities at Gulfstream Beijing. It also named two regional managing directors of customer support: Ernest Tai for Asia; and Clarke Mouncher for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

At Le Bourget, Gulfstream has established access to 16,500-sq-ft Hangar H2, supplementing the company’s Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST) unit added in 2017. “Our ability to work in a hangar at Le Bourget will protect a customer’s aircraft from the elements and create an efficient working environment with room for tooling and equipment,” said Gulfstream Customer Support president Derek Zimmerman. Gulfstream currently has three EASA-certified FAST technicians at Le Bourget who are managed by its company-owned service center at London Luton Airport.

Meanwhile, its technicians at Gulfstream Beijing recently earned Civil Aviation Administration of China approval for 96-month inspections on the G450, 72-month inspections on the G280, and 144-month inspections on the G200.

In other news, Gulfstream has opened a new aircraft sales office in Vienna, Austria’s Goldenes Quartier historic district. Heading up the new office are Matt Sandidge, Gulfstream’s regional vice president of sales for Central and Eastern Europe, Greece, Turkey, and Israel, and Michael Rusetski, the regional vice president of sales for Russia and the CIS.