GULFSTREAM AND JET AVIATION ANNOUNCE CHANGES TO ST. LOUIS FACILITYGulfstream To Assume Responsibility For Maintenance, Repair And Overhaul Operations
SAVANNAH, Georgia / BASEL, Switzerland, August 21, 2017 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and sister company Jet Aviation today announced that Gulfstream will assume responsibility for Jet Aviation’s maintenance operations at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, Illinois. Jet Aviation will continue to fulfill its obligation to current maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) and completions customers through the transition, which will start later this year and finish in 2018.
“Having a Gulfstream MRO facility in St. Louis reflects Gulfstream’s commitment to providing customers first-class support throughout their ownership experience,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “The facility will complement our network of eight company-owned service centers in the United States and provide additional maintenance and service capacity for the growing Gulfstream fleet and service business. The St. Louis facility, which is already part of the General Dynamics family, is ideally situated for providing Gulfstream operators a regional maintenance resource.”
David Paddock, senior vice president and general manager of Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA, said, “The transition addresses our excess maintenance capacity in St. Louis while helping Gulfstream provide additional support for their customers. With 12 locations in North America, we are focused on expanding our footprint and providing Jet Aviation’s customers with value-added flight services, including fixed-base operator (FBO), aircraft management, charter and staffing. Jet Aviation will continue to provide MRO services in Burbank, California, to support the growing West Coast-managed fleet and also continue to operate the FBO at St. Louis Downtown Airport.”
Gulfstream St. Louis will be overseen by General Manager Vince Ruscitti, an 18-year Gulfstream employee. Prior to this appointment, Ruscitti was the director of Service Center Operations at Gulfstream Dallas.
Gulfstream St. Louis technicians will be authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration to perform maintenance on all Gulfstream business jets registered in the U.S.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,500 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 G280TM, 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 SalesTM. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos at www.gulfstreamnews.com.
Jet Aviation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is one of the leading business aviation services companies in the world. Close to 4,500 employees cater to client needs from more than 30 facilities throughout EMEA & Asia, North America and the Caribbean. Jet Aviation provides maintenance and refurbishment services in EMEA & Asia to all OEMs and is currently expanding its footprint in Basel and Asia. In addition, the service offerings include completions, FBO, along with aircraft management, charter and staffing services. Jet Aviation's European and U.S. aircraft management and charter divisions jointly manage a fleet of more than 300 aircraft. Please visit www.jetaviation.com and follow us on twitter: http://twitter.com/jetaviation.
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Contact: Heidi Fedak, Gulfstream Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org,
+1 912 395 8574 (office), +1 912 484 7849 (mobile)
Contact: Heinz Aebi, Jet Aviation Communications, email@example.com,
+41 58 158 8890 (office), + 41 79 346 6632 (mobile)