Gulfstream Brazil moves to larger hangar ahead of World Cup

Terry Spruce

Gulfstream Brazil moves to q larger hangar and announces customer support for 2014 World Cup.
Gulfstream Brazil move into larger hangar at Sorocaba
Gulfstream Brazil move into larger hangar at Sorocaba.

Gulfstream Aerospace in Brazil has moved into a larger and more modern hangar facility at Sorocaba.

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Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream product support, said: “We can better support the demands of our growing fleet in South America with our new Gulfstream Brazil facility.”

“It is in a preferable location at the Sorocaba airport, which will make it more accessible to customers. It is also substantially bigger than our previous building, which will allow us to serve more operators, and has more amenities for employees and customers,”added Burns.

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Gulfstream is supporting operators attending the World Cup in Brazil. A dedicated Gulfstream G150 aircraft will be based in Sorocaba and Ribeirão Preto for the tournament. The aircraft will deliver flight-essential parts and technicians to customers in Brazil whose aircraft are under warranty.

“The World Cup is one of the biggest international sporting events, making Brazil a popular business and vacation destination for many of our operators,” said Burns. “With the sporting competition spread across 12 sites, we anticipate there will be a greater need for our services and support than at other major events. We want our customers to know that our goal is to ensure their travel experience in and out of Brazil is a smooth one.”

More product support team members will be based at Sorocaba.

Also, three field service representatives (FSRs) who speak Portuguese and/or Spanish will be based in São Paulo, Recife and Salvador.

The tournament is expected to draw more than 500,000 visitors to Brazil, will be played in the following cities: Belo Horizonte, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Curitiba, Fortaleza, Manaus, Natal, Porto Alegre, Recife, Rio de Janeiro, Salvador and São Paulo.

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