Gulfstream Makes Move In China
Gulfstream is making an aggressive expansion move in China by signing an agreement with Deer Jet to look after the burgeoning fleet of Gulfstream aircraft in the country. Deer Jet already has 13 Gulfstreams and is looking to add 10 more. Gulfstream will provide Deer Jet with a maintenance team that includes a mechanic, avionics tech and quality control specialist as well as provide access to interior technicians and a field service representative. "The business-jet market in China is expanding rapidly, and we are committed to staying ahead of that growth with an expanding product support infrastructure," said Mark Burns, Gulfstream's president of product support.
The latest estimates predict China's business aircraft fleet will grow faster than anywhere else. But there are now only about 30 corporate jets registered to operate on the Chinese mainland. The Chinese government is said to be poised to significantly relax regulations that make it difficult to make the most of the flexibility and convenience that private aircraft travel can offer.