The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. service center in Westfield, Mass., which supports business-jet operators in the high-traffic New York and Boston metropolitan areas, was recently awarded an approved maintenance organization (AMO) certificate by the Cayman Islands.
The designation means that aircraft registered under the Civil Aviation Authority of the Cayman Islands can undergo maintenance, repairs, alterations and inspection at the Westfield facility. The Cayman Islands is a British territory in the western Caribbean Sea.
The aircraft covered by the certificate include all Gulfstream aircraft with the exception of the GI; all Hawker Beechcraft 125 Series aircraft and the Hawker 4000; Dassault Falcon 10, 50/50EX, 900/900EX and 2000; and Bombardier Challenger 600/601/604.
“Westfield is an important location for Gulfstream,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “The New York area has the most business-jet traffic in the world and the Boston area is also a business-jet hub. Westfield supports operators elsewhere in the Northeast and in Canada, Europe and the Caribbean. The site’s long reach and capabilities are tremendous assets to Gulfstream.”
Gulfstream Westfield is a certified Federal Aviation Administration and European Aviation Safety Agency Part 145 repair station, which means Westfield’s 130-plus employees can work on aircraft registered in the United States and European Union (EU) countries. Gulfstream Westfield also has approvals from the civil aviation authorities in Bermuda and Aruba.
In 2010, Westfield’s employees serviced 882 aircraft, 405 on road trips and 447 at its 85,000-square-foot facility. To support the Gulfstream fleet and other aircraft, Westfield can draw from an East Coast-based spare parts and materials inventory of approximately 8 million.