Gulfstream Aerospace has opened a new global aircraft parts distribution hub near Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, which is the busiest airport in the U.S. and offers connectivity to enable parts to be quickly delivered around the world. Developed in partnership with warehousing and logistics specialist Crane Worldwide Logistics, the facility houses an inventory of approximately $23 million in spare parts.
“Hartsfield-Jackson typically offers more than 150 domestic and 70 international nonstop flights and has been named the most efficient airport in the world,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of the airframer’s customer support division, adding that makes it the optimal choice for the OEM’s newest warehouse. “By distributing parts directly from Atlanta, we can save shipping and delivery time to provide the most expedient service to our customers.”
The company’s primary customer support distribution center is in Savannah, with additional satellite locations in Van Nuys, California; Teterboro, New Jersey; Amsterdam; Basel; Hong Kong; and Singapore. Gulfstream’s global parts inventory currently totals more than $1.3 billion.