Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding completions operations at its St. Louis Downtown Airport facility to increase cabinetry and exterior paint production of its large-cabin twinjets. The expansion will include the hiring of 140 additional cabinetmakers and finishers, upholsterers, aircraft painters, manufacturing and operations engineers, and certification inspectors, as well as additional support positions.
“We are seeing an extraordinary amount of activity across our sites to support Gulfstream’s current and future fleet, including customers new to business aviation and long-time customers looking to redesign their existing aircraft,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “As we strategically expand our service network, we are also increasing capacity for components of new aircraft at sites such as St. Louis that have already been producing interior furnishings for Gulfstream Customer Support.”
The Savannah, Georgia-based airframer opened the St. Louis Service Center in 2017, which currently spans 11 hangars with more than 637,457 sq ft (59,222 sq m) of shop and support space. It can service large-cabin and midsize aircraft with U.S. or European registration under its FAA and EASA Part 145 certificates.