Gulfstream has expanded its service offering opening a world-class paint hangar in Appleton, Wisconsin. The new facility complements the business jet manufacturer’s service centre and large-cabin completions facility.
The custom-designed 73,000 sq. ft. facility has the capacity to complete the exterior paint process for up to 48 aircraft per year and represents an investment of more than $55 million. Gulfstream developed its paint booth design in conjunction with local manufacturer Global Finishing Solutions.
The expansion is part of a multiyear plan announced in 2021 to provide customers the flexibility to experience the entire aircraft completions process in Appleton. The company’s strategic growth has significantly increased operations and created more than 200 jobs in the region.
Mark Burns, President, Gulfstream described the latest opening as another example of its continued investment in people and facilities to meet the businesses growing aircraft fleet. “Our customers already benefit from the quality and craftsmanship of our aircraft completions work and the unrivalled support we offer in Appleton. The opening of this new paint hangar means that we can provide even more convenience and options to Gulfstream customers,” he said.
Other recent Gulfstream facility investments include a new aircraft completions centre at St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia Heights, Illinois; new repair and overhaul shops at Farnborough in the UK and an all-new service centre at Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas. Service centre expansions are also underway in Mesa, Arizona and Savannah.