Gulfstream Expands Asian Commitment
Deer Jet, China’s largest business-jet charter operator, has been named by Gulfstream Aerospace to support the OEM’s growing fleet of Gulfstreams in China. Beijing-based Deer Jet owns three G550s, two GVs, four GIVs and four G200s. Under the terms of the agreement, Gulfstream will expand its support network in mainland China by providing Deer Jet with a maintenance support team that includes a maintenance technician, avionics technician and quality-control specialist. In addition, Deer Jet and other regional customers will have access to two Gulfstream interior technicians based in Hong Kong and a field service representative (FSR) based in Beijing. Gulfstream continues to build on its presence in Asia with the creation of three new positions in the region. Mark Thibault, the former chief operating officer of Metrojet in Hong Kong, was recently named regional program director. James Liang will join Thibault in Hong Kong as the international distribution manager for parts and materials, and Jenson Saw, the new field service rep, is based in Beijing but will assist customers throughout the country.