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Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., the world’s leading business jet manufacturer, will create 200 jobs and invest $55 million in an expansion of its service center operations in Savannah. New jobs will include positions in Gulfstream’s service and support organization.
“Aerospace products are currently the No. 1 export for our state largely due to the growth and expansion of industry leaders such as Gulfstream who call Georgia home.”Nathan Deal
Gulfstream located its headquarters in Savannah in 1967 and has since grown from 100 local employees to more than 16,000 employees on six continents. Gulfstream aircraft are operated by corporations, individuals and militaries worldwide.
“This expansion is the result of the strong and steady fleet growth we’ve had for several years and the arrival of our new Gulfstream G500 and G600 in the coming months. These new facilities will keep us well-positioned for support, maintenance and refurbishment of the Gulfstream fleet, which is now at nearly 2,700 aircraft and continues to grow.”Gulfstream President Mark Burns
Gulfstream’s headquarters in Savannah includes facilities for manufacturing, research and development, maintenance, sales and support. Located at the site of Savannah’s former airport terminal, the expansion will include an additional maintenance hangar, customer tower, and a hangar support area with office and shop space.
“The Savannah region’s land availability, excellent workforce, the Savannah Hilton Head International Airport and the state’s expansive infrastructure were the major factors of why Gulfstream Aerospace chose Savannah in 1967, and for more than 50 years those same reasons have contributed to their continuing to choose to call Savannah home, including today’s announcement.”Kevin Jackson, chairman of the board of directors for the Savannah Economic Development Authority
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.