Gulfstream opens new service centre offering sustainable aviation fuel in California

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Gulfstream Aerospace has officially opened its second maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) facility in Southern California, US.

The new service centre at Van Nuys Airport has customer resources including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and sizeable ramp space.

The facility also serves the local operating base for Gulfstream FAST™ Field and Airborne Support Teams, a rapid response unit that specialises in troubleshooting grounded aircraft.

“We are excited and proud to add Gulfstream Van Nuys to our rapidly growing worldwide service centre network,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream customer support. “Southern California, especially Los Angeles County, is a prime location for Gulfstream business jets, and with maintenance facilities in both Van Nuys and Long Beach, we have the resources to assist customers based in and transitioning through the area faster and more efficiently.

“This expansion ensures our new aircraft, the Gulfstream G500 and G600, and the rest of our growing fleet continue to have the best service and support in business aviation. We’re grateful to our parent company, General Dynamics, and to Los Angeles World Airports for their critical support.”

Gulfstream’s Van Nuys facility, as well as its location at Long Beach, offer SAF, which is produced at a nearby refinery operated by biofuel producer World Energy before being blended with traditional petroleum-based jet fuel.

“We continue to educate our customers about SAF and promote its many benefits,” added Zimmerman.

The new facility has numerous sustainable features, including recycled building materials, an energy-efficient thermoplastic polyolefin roof, water-saving fixtures and landscaping, as well as enhanced control systems for heating and cooling.