SAVANNAH, Ga., January 28, 2013 — The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. facility in Lincoln, Calif., was named the first U.S.-based authorized service station for Howell Instruments Inc.
Howell, located in Fort Worth, Texas, engineers, manufactures and repairs instrumentation, engine monitoring systems and ground support equipment for civilian and military aircraft.
Gulfstream Lincoln’s capabilities for the Howell product line include testing and repair of interstage turbine temperature indicators, AUTOTEMP® indicators, AUTOTAK® indicators, engine pressure ratio indicators, fuel flow indicators, fan speed indicators, fan speed amplifiers and tachometers. Many of these Howell components can be found on earlier Gulfstream models, such as the GIV, GIII and GII.
“This authorization is an indication of Howell’s confidence in the staff and resources we have at Gulfstream Lincoln, our service center dedicated solely to component repair and overhaul,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “There are approximately 900 GIVs, GIIIs and GIIs flying worldwide, and most of them have instrumentation made by Howell. Howell products are also on aircraft built by other manufacturers. Our ability to repair Howell products helps keep these aircraft safe and reliable.”
Said Shep Brown, chief executive officer, Howell: “A strategic alliance with Gulfstream presents an exciting opportunity to combine our engine instrumentation expertise with an industry leader in aircraft manufacturing. It’s a powerful step toward expanding customer support within the aviation community and reinforces our commitment to improved safety and performance.”
The Gulfstream Lincoln facility is certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and the European Aviation Safety Agency. The site’s other capabilities include testing, inspection, repair and overhaul for electromechanical, electric and electronic components; avionics; rotables, brakes, wheels and tires along with spare part exchanges and repairs; and government part sales.
The 34,000-square-foot Lincoln facility is located approximately 30 miles northeast of Sacramento, Calif.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, is 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 more than 2,000 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 new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; 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 Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 12,500 people at 12 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 93,700 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 the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
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