SAVANNAH, Ga., September 1, 2009 — Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to perform engine and Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) maintenance on Gulfstream G150 aircraft at its facility in Long Beach, Calif. It was previously approved by the FAA to perform airframe maintenance. This means that the facility now provides comprehensive service for all in-service Gulfstream business jets.
“Being able to service the entire Gulfstream fleet at Long Beach is very significant,” said Mark Burns, president, Product Support, Gulfstream. “It is an important geographic location for our operators, and we are pleased to continue to enhance our customer service capabilities.”
The FAA’s authorization allows Gulfstream Long Beach technicians and mechanics to service and support G150 operators at the Long Beach facility and in the field. The facility is approved for maintenance and alterations, excluding overhaul, on the aircraft’s Honeywell TFE 731-40A twin engines and its Honeywell RE100 APU.
Located at Long Beach Airport, this Gulfstream facility has been in operation since 1986.
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 some 1,800 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 wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G250®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 9,000 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 92,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about General Dynamics is available online at www.gd.com.