Gulfstream reports fleet growth in Latin America
Gulfstream continues to see significant growth in the size of fleet in Latin America where the fleet of Gulfstream business jets has nearly quadrupled since 2008.
Gulfstream announced there were 176 customer operated aircraft in Latin America with 39 out of Brazil. In 2008, the figures stood at 92 and 10 respectively.
“Brazil’s economic growth has sparked an increase in trade with countries around the world, most notably China,” said Larry Flynn, president of Gulfstream.
“The growth in the number of customers operating Gulfstream business jets in Brazil goes hand-in-hand with that desire to conduct business worldwide – whether it’s in China, Europe or Africa. We have efficient, high-performance aircraft that are well-suited for doing business around the world.”
To support the growing fleet, Gulfstream operate a company-owned service center in Sorocaba near São Paulo. Earlier this month, Gulfstream appointed Adriano Andrade as general manager of the facility. The Brazil native was formerly general manager/director of Dassault Falcon’s service center in Sorocaba.
Gulfstream recently hired regional sales manager Raquel Sacramento to take responsiblity for maintenance and avionics sales in South America.
“Adriano and Raquel are experienced in many facets of product support,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support.
“They have the technical background and the communication skills necessary to build relationships with customers. We believe they will have an immediate impact and help take our customer service and support in the region to new heights.”