Gulfstream Aerospace has established a joint venture with Beijing Capital Airlines (Deer Jet) and Grand China Aviation Technik (GCAT) to operate a business jet service centre at Beijing Capital international airport.
The venture will operate under the name Gulfstream Beijing.
Mark Burns, president of product support at Gulfstream, said: "We will be the first business jet original equipment manufacturer to offer maintenance, repair and overhaul [MRO] services for its customers in China, the fastest-growing market for business jets worldwide."
The Gulfstream Beijing facility, consisting of an 82,000sq ft (7,600sqm) hangar and 22,000sq ft of offices and back shops, will be overseen by Gulfstream product support executive Kay Ardalan, the site's general manager. The facility will be staffed by Gulfstream employees and Deer Jet employees.
The facility will serve Deer Jet's Gulfstream fleet, other Gulfstream aircraft and select non-Gulfstream models. The joint venture is in the process of applying for a Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) repair certificate.