Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. plans to construct a new service center at Appleton International Airport to support its growing customer fleet.
The new Appleton facility, which will complement the existing hangar and office space, is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of 2019 and create approximately 200 jobs.
Gulfstream will develop an approximately $40 million, nearly 180,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility northeast of the airport terminal. The new building will include a hangar, offices, back shops and support space.
The expansion will boost the number of employees at Gulfstream Appleton to more than 1,000.
Groundbreaking is scheduled for the second quarter of 2018.
“This is the most significant expansion we’ve had in Appleton in the nearly 20 years we’ve been there,” Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support, said in a press release. “The demand for our outstanding service business is growing, so this added maintenance capacity and additional jobs are great news for our customers and the community. These added resources will further enhance the world-class service and support this site is known for in the industry.”
The current Gulfstream Appleton facility combines a service center and large-cabin completions facility spread over more than 315,500 square feet. In 2017, employees there completed 582 aircraft visits, including road trips, to support customers at regional airports.