Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s service center in Beijing, China, recently received Part 145 approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The authorization gives Gulfstream Beijing technicians the authority to perform base and line maintenance and provide aircraft-on-ground support for most U.S.-registered Gulfstream aircraft.
Gulfstream Beijing is a joint venture between Gulfstream and Hainan Airlines Group.
“This achievement marks the culmination of a committed effort by many employees at Gulfstream Beijing and company headquarters in Savannah,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “More and more of our U.S. operators are based in or traveling to China and this certification enables them to take advantage of the comprehensive support provided by our team at Gulfstream Beijing.”
Gulfstream Beijing became the first factory-owned business jet service center in China when it opened in November 2012. It is located at Beijing Capital International Airport, one of the world’s busiest airports, and includes more than 70,000 square feet/6,503 square meters of hangar, ramp and office space. Along with its FAA certification, Gulfstream Beijing holds maintenance approvals from the aviation authorities of China, Hong Kong and Macau. The approvals cover Gulfstream G550, G450, G280, G200 and GV aircraft.
Gulfstream Beijing has grown to approximately 50 employees, including 24 technicians. The site has handled more than 350 aircraft visits since opening.
Source: Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.
Date: Apr 13, 2015