Gulfstream Aerospace announced plans to build a new service center at the Savannah / Hilton Head International Airport in response to its customers’ growing needs for service and maintenance of their aircraft. According to the aircraft manufacturer this service center is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019 and create about 200 jobs. Gulfstream will invest approximately $ 55 million to build the facility, which will be spread over 18,766 m2 on the east side of the airport. The building, which will include a hangar, offices and stockrooms, will complement the existing Gulfstream service center; the largest business aircraft maintenance center built specifically for this purpose in the world. “This expansion of our customer service and support services is the result of strong and consistent fleet growth for several years and the arrival of the Gulfstream G500 and G600 over the next few months,” said Mark Burns, CEO of Gulfstream, before adding, “as we recently announced, we are also developing to meet the needs of customers in Appleton, Wisconsin and Van Nuys, California. These new facilities will keep us well positioned for the maintenance and refurbishment of the Gulfstream fleet, which now has close to 2,700 aircraft.” When the new service center, Savannah Service Center East, is completed, Gulfstream will have an additional 92,903 square meters of customer support space, offices and stockrooms in Savannah. Like the existing Savannah Service Center, the new Savannah site will offer a wide range of services, including aircraft ground resources, hourly and daily inspections and avionics and interior renovations.