Gulfstream Beijing Begins Operations

December 03 2012

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. apprised that its aircraft service center in Beijing — Gulfstream Beijing — is officially open for business after recently being approved as a Part 145 maintenance facility by the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC). The certification gives facility technicians the authorization to work on aircraft registered in China. Gulfstream Beijing is a joint venture (JV) between Gulfstream and two subsidiaries of Hainan Airlines Group, Hainan Aviation Technik (HNAT) and Deer Jet. Deer Jet, China’s largest business jet charter provider, has the largest Gulfstream fleet in China. Gulfstream’s business relationship with the company began in 2004, when the charter operation leased a pre-owned GIV. HNAT offers aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services. The facility has quick access to more than $50 million in parts and materials strategically positioned at warehouses in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore. “We are proud to be the first business jet original equipment manufacturer to offer MRO services for its customers in China,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “This is a logical and important step for Hainan,” said Zhang Peng, chairman of Deer Jet. “We have built our charter and management business through close cooperation with Gulfstream. Many Chinese customers gain their first exposure to Gulfstream on a Deer Jet aircraft.” The facility serves Deer Jet’s Gulfstream fleet, other Gulfstream aircraft and select non-Gulfstream models. Initial support will be for the large-cabin G550 and G450, the most popular Gulfstream aircraft in China. MRO capability will extend to Gulfstream’s other models, including the new G650 and G280, in the coming months.

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