Gulfstream Aerospace
Gulfstream Aerospace G400 manufacturing, Savannah, Georgia.

Gulfstream Expanding Biz Jet Aircraft Plant

Oct. 25, 2022
Two projects will add over 250,000 sq.ft. of workspace for aircraft assembly and wing production lines and more material delivery and distribution space.

Business-jet builder Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. is expanding its aircraft and wing manufacturing operation in Savannah, Ga., it announced, citing rising customer demand for the Gulfstream G400. Two projects totaling 262,000 sq.ft. of workspace will add dedicated production and wing lines for the G400, along with more material delivery and distribution areas.

This expansion follows the ongoing development of Gulfstream’s wing production operation adjacent to the G400, G500, and G600 manufacturing building.

Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters plant also assembles the Gulfstream G700, the new Gulfstream G800, and the Gulfstream G650ER, along with wings and empennages for those aircraft.

The G400 is a twin-engine, large-cabin business jet with a range of 4,200 nm/7,778 km at Mach 0.85, and 3,950 nm/7,315 km at Mach 0.88. It’s powered by Pratt & Whitney Canada PW812GA engines and provides space for up to 12 passengers.

“This planned expansion is part of our long-term strategic plan and investment strategy we envisioned to accommodate our next-generation family of aircraft,” stated Gulfstream president Mark Burns, president. “We intentionally designed these aircraft and facilities with a range of commonalities to increase operational efficiency and flexibility. This strategy, combined with the investments we’ve made in advanced precision manufacturing, allow Gulfstream to achieve industry-leading quality and consistency.”

Gulfstream also announced plans to establish a new component repair and overhaul operation in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area.

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