SAVANNAH, Ga., July 15, 2013 — The Gulfstream Beijing Service Center recently received authorization to service Gulfstream aircraft registered in Hong Kong and Macau.
The approval was granted through a Joint Maintenance Management (JMM) agreement among the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC), the Civil Aviation Department of Hong Kong and the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau SAR.
Under the agreement, Gulfstream Beijing can perform maintenance and upgrades on airframes, avionics, powerplants and interiors on Gulfstream G550, G450 and G200 aircraft registered in Hong Kong and Macau. Gulfstream Beijing earned CAAC approval in 2012 to work on those models registered in China.
“The JMM approval is welcome news for many of our Hong Kong and Macau operators who travel frequently to Beijing and nearby cities,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “As Gulfstream Beijing grows, our goal is to add authorizations to give our customers more options for maintenance.”
Well over 200 Gulfstream aircraft are based in the Asia-Pacific region, including more than 45 in Hong Kong and Macau.
Gulfstream Beijing is a joint venture between Gulfstream and Hainan Airlines Group subsidiaries Hainan Aviation Technik and Beijing Capital Airlines Co. Ltd.
The Gulfstream technicians based on-site are certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration and can support U.S.-based Gulfstream operators of any model in aircraft-on-ground situations in greater China, Japan and South Korea.
Gulfstream Beijing is conveniently located at Beijing Capital International Airport. The facility is made up of an 82,000-square-foot (7,618-square-meter) hangar and 22,000 square feet (2,044 square meters) of offices and back shops. Gulfstream is in the process of applying for CAAC authorization to expand the site’s work scope to include the GV and GIV.