SAVANNAH, Ga., February 15, 2012 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that it will offer its PlaneParts cost-per-hour maintenance program to customers of Gulfstream’s newest aircraft, the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 and the large-cabin, mid-range G280. Both aircraft are scheduled to enter service this year.
PlaneParts provides Gulfstream operators with replacement components for parts removed due to failure, life limit or wear in exchange for monthly payments based on the aircraft’s model and age. The program also includes optional coverage for several aircraft systems installed during final-phase manufacturing, including water and waste, entertainment and in-flight information, Broad Band Multi-Link, Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System II, in-flight phones and satellite television. For an additional per-hour cost, coverage for these items is available for the G150, G350, G450, G500 and G550 aircraft, upon entry-into-service.
“Since we launched PlaneParts in October 2010, 100 Gulfstream customers have signed up,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “This program provides them with the peace of mind that comes with predictable maintenance costs. We want to offer this high level of service to G650 and G280 operators.”
Gulfstream operators who have invested in the PlaneParts program benefit from single-source component ordering. They can take advantage of a product support network that extends to Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America and South America, and includes 24/7 aircraft-on-ground assistance.