SAVANNAH, Ga., August 3, 2009 — The Gulfstream Aerospace Savannah Service Center was recently awarded an Approved Maintenance Organization (AMO) certificate by the Republic of Mauritius. It is the first U.S. AMO approved by the island nation, which is located in the southwest Indian Ocean.
The designation means that any Gulfstream GIV or GV series aircraft registered under the Mauritius Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) can use the Gulfstream Savannah Service Center for maintenance, inspection and modification. The GV series comprises the Gulfstream GV, G550 and G500 aircraft. The GIV series comprises the GIV, GIV-SP, G450, G350, G400 and G300 aircraft.
The Gulfstream Savannah Service Center earned the AMO designation after representatives of the Mauritius DCA performed an on-site audit of the facility.
When expansion is completed by the end of the third quarter, 2009, the Savannah Service Center will be the largest purpose-built maintenance facility in the world for business jets. The 679,199-square-foot service center is located on 76.6 acres at the southwest corner of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
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 approximately 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, 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.