Jet Aviation and sister company Gulfstream have opened their new co-located FBO/aircraft maintenance complex at Florida’s Palm Beach International Airport more than a year after the nearly $50 million project broke ground. While Jet Aviation will continue to operate its primary FBO on the southeast side of the field, the complex on the northwest side features a new 11,270-sq-ft satellite two-story FBO terminal, of which Gulfstream occupies 9,000 sq ft on the first floor, and a 42,000 sq ft Jet Aviation hangar with 30 foot-high-doors.
“This investment is the fifth new hangar we’ve opened in recent years and underscores our commitment to exceeding customer expectations by further strengthening our global facility network,” said Jet Aviation president David Paddock. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank our parent company General Dynamics for their ongoing support of our business, particularly during these uncertain times.
The adjoining service center for Gulfstream consists of more than 104,000 sq ft of climate-controlled hangars and workshops capable of simultaneously sheltering up to seven G650s. The two companies will share 200,000 sq ft of ramp space.
“Gulfstream has had a presence in Palm Beach for almost 20 years, with the capability to accommodate all Gulfstream models,” said Derek Zimmerman, the airframer’s president of customer service. ‘We are excited to open a facility that will offer service to a greater number of Gulfstream aircraft simultaneously. The Palm Beach service center is well-positioned to support customers in domestic and international markets, including South America.”