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Gulfstream Aerospace Starts Paint Facility for In-service Aircraft

Published on 2015-09-09. Author : SpecialChem

SAVANNAH, Georgia -- Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced it has opened a paint facility in Savannah specifically for in-service aircraft. The state-of-the art building is expected to create 100 new jobs; approximately 80 of which have already been filled. Paint technicians will induct the facility’s first customer aircraft

Fig. 1: Gulfstream Aerospace

“Demand for new Gulfstream aircraft is strong and so is the demand for enhancing aircraft already in service,” said Joe Rivera, vice president and general manager, Gulfstream Savannah Service Center. “This facility gives customers a dedicated space for our Product Support organization to tackle their paint requests — from full strip-and-paint jobs to custom livery and logo applications. Its close proximity to the Savannah Service Center makes it an ideal location for customers who need maintenance and/or refurbishment work to go along with painting an individual part, multiple parts or an entire aircraft. The end result will be reduced downtimes.”

The new building comprises approximately 88,000 square feet/8,175 square meters, including more than 72,000 sf/6,689 sm of hangar space, offices, back shops and storage areas.

The air-conditioned and heated hangar space is divided into a crossdraft bay for stripping, sanding and priming and a downdraft bay for painting. All Gulfstream aircraft models can be accommodated.

The new paint facility is equipped with environmental controls and the latest fire suppression systems.

About Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,400 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the Gulfstream G150TM, the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G450TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft. The company employs more than 16,000 people at 12 major locations.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation


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