Gulfstream To Open New $70M Aircraft Service Center In Arizona By 2023

Gulfstream Aerospace announced this week it will construct a new 225,000-square-foot aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport that will open in 2023. (Photo courtesy of Gulfstream.)

Gulfstream Aerospace announced this week it will construct a new 225,000-square-foot (20,903-square-meter) aircraft service center at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, scheduled to open in 2023. The $70 million facility is the aerospace firm’s first in Arizona and will bolster its maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services in the Western United States. The facility will feature hangar space, back shops, and employee and customer offices.

“The Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport is an ideal location for Gulfstream’s newest MRO facility,” says Derek Zimmerman, Gulfstream customer support president. “Not only is it an established airport for business aviation operators, its infrastructure and size provide a great location for both Gulfstream and our customers.”

A Growing Fleet

The upcoming facility is the latest in a series of recent expansions made in California, Florida, Georgia, Texas, and Wisconsin, as well as England to support its in-service fleet of roughly 3,000 aircraft. That number promises to grow in coming years with Gulfstream’s early October announcement of two new executive jets: the 19-passenger long-range G800, expected for 2023 delivery, and the 11-passenger large-cabin G400, expected for 2025.

“In the past decade, as our fleet has grown, we have invested to create a network of modern facilities to provide our customers with outstanding service and support when and where they need it,” says Gulfstream President Mark Burns. “How Gulfstream serves our customers is just as important to us as how our aircraft perform. The addition of our new service center in Mesa gives us an additional facility in the Western U.S. and represents our commitment to ensuring that our customers not only purchase the best in the world, they also receive the best service in the world.”

With Sustainability In Mind

Gulfstream expects the new center to obtain LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification and says that sustainability will be at the forefront, both in terms of aircraft operations and the facility itself. For example, a fuel farm providing a dedicated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply is planned, as are low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, building management systems, and an energy-efficient HVAC system.

Other features will include occupancy sensor-controlled lights, a heat-reflecting roof, use of native plants, and landscaping with low water requirements. Gulfstream will also work with the airport authority to explore possibilities such as usage of onsite solar panels and green power from the electrical utility.

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Source: Gulfstream

Posted On: 11/10/2021 3:02:33 PM