Gulfstream Gets EASA PART 145 Okay For Luton Facility

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Gulfstream Aerospace this week announced that its London-Luton Airport-based service center received Part 145 approval from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) on Nov. 29. The new approval replaces the previous Joint Aviation Authorities repair station authorization and allows the U.K. facility to perform base and line maintenance activities. The Luton service was acquired by Gulfstream in April 2003 and became the company's first non-U.S. service center. "This approval enables us to continue to provide business-jet owners and operators the best aviation maintenance services available in this region," said Larry Flynn, president, product support, Gulfstream. Gulfstream's Luton service center is designed to meet the maintenance needs of the company's European and Middle Eastern business-jet owners. It provides comprehensive service for current Gulfstream models -- the G550, G500, G400 and G300 -- plus "legacy" Gulfstreams, including the GV, GIV / IV-SP, GIII and the GII -- as well as maintenance for Citation, Falcon, and Hawker aircraft owners. In 2005, the Luton facility will begin servicing G200 aircraft.