Gulfstream takes over Jet Aviation St. Louis
Gulfstream is planning to take over its sister company’s St. Louis MRO operations of Jet Aviation’s facility in Cahokia, Illinois. According to a company statement, Jet Aviation will continue to fulfill its obligations to current customers through the transition, which will start later this year and finish in 2018.
Commenting on the take-over is Gulfstream Product Support President Derek Zimmerman: “The [St. Louis] facility will complement our network of eight company-owned service centers in the US and will 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.”
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“The transition addresses our excess maintenance capacity in St. Louis while helping Gulfstream provide additional support for their customers,” added Jet Aviation Regional Operations USA Senior VP & General Manager David Paddock. “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.”