SAVANNAH, Ga., December 9, 2013 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently recognized the
first anniversary of its service center, Gulfstream Beijing, at Beijing Capital International Airport.
Gulfstream is the only business-jet manufacturer to offer factory service in China.
“It has been a successful first year for Gulfstream Beijing,” said Mark Burns, president,
Gulfstream Product Support. “We have experienced steady growth and have expanded our
capabilities. As the Gulfstream fleet continues to grow in the Asia-Pacific region, we’ll look for
ways to enhance and add to the services we provide at Gulfstream Beijing.”
More than 220 Gulfstream aircraft are based in the Asia-Pacific region, including well over 100
in China and Hong Kong combined. The company’s fleet has tripled since 2008.
Gulfstream Beijing technicians have serviced more than 120 aircraft since the facility began
operations in November 2012. That number includes hangar visits, aircraft elsewhere at Beijing
Capital International Airport and throughout greater China, Japan and South Korea. China-based
operators represent more than half of those customers.
Gulfstream Beijing is a joint venture between Gulfstream and Hainan Airlines Group subsidiaries
Hainan Aviation Technik and Beijing Capital Airlines Co. Ltd. Gulfstream and Hainan Airlines
Group have nearly 20 electrical and mechanical technicians at the facility, which is overseen by
general manager Kay Ardalan. Gulfstream Beijing earned its Part 145 maintenance facility
certification from the Civil Aviation Administration of China in November 2012, which allows its
technicians to perform airframe maintenance and avionics installation and repairs on G550,
G450 and G200 aircraft registered in China. Gulfstream Beijing technicians can also work on
the same aircraft models registered in Hong Kong and Macau.
The Gulfstream technicians 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 comprises 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’s large presence in the Asia-Pacific region also includes a sales office and parts
warehouse in Beijing; a sales office, product support office, parts warehouse and flight
operations department in Hong Kong; and a sales office and parts warehouse in Singapore.