Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.’s new $40 million aircraft maintenance facility at the Appleton International Airport is now open.
The new facility has increased Gulfstream’s local maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations and created nearly 100 jobs, with the potential for more in the next few years.
The nearly 190,000-square-foot building, northeast of the airport terminal, includes 101,853 square feet of space, which will accommodate 12 Gulfstream G650ER or G650 aircraft. In addition to offices, back shops and general support space, the expansion adds a new sales and design center and increased customer access to Gulfstream’s design portfolio.
The facility “will help us enhance the reliability of our growing fleet, support more customers and elevate their experience, continue to maintain a high level of safety and provide a world-class workplace for our employees,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support.
Gulfstream Appleton is home to a service center and a large-cabin completions facility spread over approximately 500,000 square feet of space. It offers customers a broad range of services, including major inspections, structural modifications, major avionics installations and safety upgrades. Its MRO operation is certified by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, European Aviation Safety Agency, Civil Aviation Administration of China and seven other civil aviation authorities worldwide. In 2018, Appleton saw nearly 500 aircraft visits.
Gulfstream Appleton’s new facility boasts several sustainable features, including sensitive land protection, a rainwater management system, enhanced control systems for heating and cooling, optimized energy performance and electric vehicle charging stations. It is expected to receive U.S. Green Building Council Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.