Gulfstream to build sustainable aircraft service centre in Arizona

©Gulfstream Mesa service centre

Gulfstream Aerospace has announced that it will construct a new aircraft service centre at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, its first facility in Arizona. The new 225,000-ft² facility, a more than US$70 million (£51.5 million) investment, is expected to achieve LEED Silver certification and will expand Gulfstream’s maintenance, repair and overhaul capabilities in the Western United States. The new facility is scheduled to open in 2023. 

The Arizona service centre complements Gulfstream Customer Support’s growing network around the world and follows recent expansions in Savannah, Georgia; Van Nuys, California; Fort Worth, Texas; Palm Beach, Florida; Appleton, Wisconsin and Farnborough, England. The company’s in-service fleet totals nearly 3,000 aircraft worldwide and this latest announcement comes following the introduction of two all-new aircraft, the large-cabin Gulfstream G400 and the Gulfstream G800, the long-range business aircraft.

The new facility will include hangar space, back shops and employee and customer offices. In addition to the anticipated LEED Silver certification, Gulfstream is designing the facility with sustainable operations in mind. It will feature a fuel farm with a dedicated sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply, low-flow plumbing fixtures, LED lighting, building management systems and an energy-efficient HVAC system. Designers are also incorporating occupancy sensor-controlled lights, a white roof to reflect heat, native plants and low-water-demand landscaping. Gulfstream is also working with the airport authority to explore using green power from the electrical utility and installing solar panels on-site.

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