Gulfstream has announced that its service center in Sorocaba, Brazil, recently performed maintenance on its first Argentina-registered aircraft.
The large-cabin Gulfstream business jet is based at Ministro Pistarini International Airport near Buenos Aires.
Gulfstream Brazil earned maintenance authorization approval from Argentina’s Administración Nacional de Aviación Civil in August 2015. The certification allows Gulfstream Brazil’s technicians to work on any Gulfstream aircraft registered in Argentina.
“Anytime we can add a maintenance authorization from one of our neighboring countries, we are thrilled because it means additional service options for our operators,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “Most of our South America-based customers are from Brazil, and we have approximately 50 more aircraft based in other countries on the continent, so we will continue to look at enhancing our capabilities.”
Gulfstream Brazil is located at Bertram Luiz Leupolz Airport about 56 miles/90 kilometers from downtown São Paulo, one of the world’s largest cities. The company site comprises a centrally located 38,000-square-foot/3,530-square-meter facility, including a 34,768-sf/3,230-sm hangar and a parts warehouse with approximately $10 million in inventory.
In 2015, Gulfstream Brazil’s 10 technicians performed work on 92 aircraft, which included off-site maintenance for customers located at airports in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay. The site has maintenance authorization approvals from Brazil, the U.S., Argentina and Bermuda.