New hangar, 100 new jobs
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has opened an additional hangar at its service center at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield. The facility serves the Northeast region of the U.S., the busiest corridor for Gulfstream business jets in the world.
Gulfstream Westfield’s new 125,000-square-foot hangar complements the adjacent 85,000-square-foot facilities. It accommodates the new ultra-large-cabin Gulfstream G650 and all other Gulfstream aircraft, and nearly doubles the site’s under-roof capacity from a mixture of 12 large-cabin and mid-cabin aircraft to approximately 22. The expansion has resulted in more than 60 new product support-related jobs at the site. Approximately 40 more positions are expected to be added this year.
The facility offers a full range of services, including aircraft-on-ground support, airframe inspections, avionics installations and interior refurbishments. The new hangar includes two overhead cranes and a tail dock, and was built with several sustainable and green design features.
According to Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support, “Gulfstream Westfield continually gets high marks from customers, and these added resources will only enhance that world-class service and support.”