Wisconsin’s Appleton International Airport in the US is set to gain a new service centre, which will be built by Gulfstream Aerospace to support its growing customer fleet.
Complementing the existing hangar and office space, the additional $40m Gulfstream Appleton facility is expected to begin operations in the second quarter of next year.
Construction on the new facility is scheduled to take place in the second quarter of this year. The facility will cover 180,000ft² and is set to create about 200 jobs.
Gulfstream plans to construct the maintenance, repair and overhaul facility north-east of the airport terminal. The facility will feature a hangar, offices, shops, and a support space.
Furthermore, the expansion will boost the number of employees at Gulfstream Appleton to more than 1,000.
Gulfstream Product Support president Derek Zimmerman said: “This is the most significant expansion we’ve had in Appleton in the nearly 20 years we’ve been there.
“The demand for our outstanding service business is growing, so this added maintenance capacity and additional jobs are great news for our customers and the community.
“These added resources will further enhance the world-class service and support this site is known for in the industry.”
Gulfstream Appleton houses a service centre and large-cabin completions facility that covers more than 315,500ft².
Employees at the company completed 582 aircraft visits to support customers at regional airports.
Services offered by Gulfstream include inspections, structural modifications and major avionics installations and safety upgrades.