Citing demand for the next-generation Gulfstream G400, Gulfstream Aerospace has unveiled plans to continue expanding its aircraft and wing manufacturing facilities in Savannah, Georgia.
The 262,000 sq ft (24,340 sq m) extensions, a $150.7 million investment, add dedicated G400 production and wing lines as well as additional material delivery and distribution areas. The expansion also augments the continued growth of Gulfstream’s wing production facility adjacent to the G400, G500 and G600 manufacturing building.
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“This planned expansion is part of our long-term strategic plan and our investment strategy that we have considered to accommodate our family of next-generation aircraft,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. “We intentionally designed these aircraft and installations with a range of commonalities to increase operational efficiency and flexibility. This strategy, combined with the investments we have made in advanced precision manufacturing, enables Gulfstream to achieve industry-leading quality and consistency.
In addition to manufacturing the G400, G500 and G600, Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters is home to production of the flagship Gulfstream G700, all-new Gulfstream G800 and award-winning Gulfstream G650ER, as well as wings and tailplanes for these aircraft. Interior finishes are also performed in Savannah, as well as at Gulfstream facilities in St. Louis, Dallas and Appleton, Wisconsin.