Gulfstream Opens New Research And Development Center
Gulfstream Aerospace last week officially opened its new Research and Development Center near its Savannah, Ga., headquarters. The new facility is part of the seven-year, $300 million, long-range expansion plan the company announced March 6, and is expected to generate 1,100 additional jobs. To meet an immediate need for office space, Gulfstream is leasing the Research and Development Center. Gulfstream departments assigned to the new R&D center include Flight Sciences; Preliminary Design; New Program Development; and G100, G150 and G200 Program Offices. When the building was completed in March, Gulfstream personnel from Engineering, Manufacturing, Planning, Product Support and Material, many of whom were housed in temporary trailers, began moving into the office space. Gulfstream President Bryan Moss said, “What I think March 6th and today represent more than anything else are the following two facts. First, Gulfstream intends to remain a major force in the local and state economies and second, Gulfstream intends to retain and protect its leadership position in the business aviation industry."
The 100,300-square-foot building is less than five miles from Gulfstream’s company headquarters in Savannah. The building provides modern, technologically advanced office and working space for up to 750 employees and parking space for 700 vehicles. The building includes 14 meeting rooms, six of which are equipped for video conferencing; a Computer Aided Three-dimensional Interactive Application (CATIA) training center; and an acoustics laboratory.