Gulfstream Beijing Operation Secures Chinese Approval
Gulfstream Beijing has been approved as a Part 145 maintenance facility by the Civil Aviation Administration of China and is now authorized to work on aircraft registered in that country. Gulfstream Beijing is a joint venture among Gulfstream and two subsidiaries of Hainan Airlines Group: Deer Jet and Hainan Aviation Technik. The latter offers MRO services, and Deer Jet, China’s largest business jet charter provider, has the biggest Gulfstream fleet in China.
Gulfstream Beijing, located at Beijing Capital International Airport, has an 82,000-sq-ft hangar and 22,000 sq ft of offices and back shops. The facility, staffed by factory-trained Gulfstream and Deer Jet employees, is equipped with ground support equipment and tooling and has access to more than $50 million in parts and materials stored at warehouses in Beijing, Hong Kong and Singapore.
It 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 types in China. MRO capability will extend to Gulfstream’s other models, including the new G650 and G280, in the coming months.