Gulfstream Aerospace’s new service center at Farnborough Airport is now open and took in its first aircraft, a Middle East-based Gulfstream G450, for service, the company announced today. The 225,000-sq-ft/20,903-sq-m facility can simultaneously accommodate up to 13 ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650s or G700s.
The Farnborough center is able to provide maintenance, repair, and overhaul services, as well as interior refurbishments and aftermarket modifications. To complement the site, Gulfstream’s Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST) continues to maintain a presence at London Luton Airport.
“Gulfstream Farnborough is already seeing great demand,” said Gulfstream Customer Support president Derek Zimmerman. “This opening marks the completion of another goal in our overarching strategy to enhance convenience and increase options for our customers. The new facilities we are building can better accommodate more of the large-cabin Gulfstream aircraft our customers are flying.”
The Farnborough facility has been designed with the environment in mind, including rainwater harvesting, hangar radiant heating, intelligent lighting controls, and heat recovery systems. Gulfstream also expects the complex to achieve a “very good” Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method rating.
In addition to Farnborough, Gulfstream Customer Support recently expanded in the U.S., with new facilities in Savannah, Georgia; Appleton, Wisconsin; and Van Nuys, California. An expansion project is underway in Palm Beach, Florida, and in February Gulfstream announced an upcoming expansion in Fort Worth, Texas.