Gulfstream rebrands Sorocaba


Gulfstream rebrands the Sorocaba facility into Gulfstream Brazil

Gulfstream BrazilGulfstream Aerospace has
announced that its maintenance operations facility in Sorocaba,
Brazil, has been rebranded
as Gulfstream Brazil,
joining Gulfstream Luton as the company’s two international service centres. A
third centre, Gulfstream Beijing, is scheduled to begin operation later this

“Customers in Latin America will now have easier access to the
expertise they have come to expect from Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns,
president, Gulfstream Product Support.  “The Sorocaba facility has grown into a
full-fledged service center capable of heavy maintenance work, such as airframe
inspections and engine changes.”

Gulfstream Brazil consists
of a 24,000-square-foot hangar, which can accommodate a mix of four to six
large- and mid-cabin aircraft, nearly 8,000 square feet of company and customer
offices, and a 3,000-square-foot bonded parts warehouse.  It is overseen
by 25-year Gulfstream veteran Darrell Frey.

“We have an experienced
group of employees at our Gulfstream Brazil facility,” Burns said. “We look
forward to meeting our customers’ fleet needs with this newest Gulfstream
service centre.”

Brazil continues to be one of the strongest markets for
business jets, particularly those manufactured by Gulfstream. Since 2009,
the Gulfstream fleet in Brazil
has grown from 14 aircraft to 34. The Gulfstream fleet in Latin America has grown from 58 in 2006 to nearly 150.