Gulfstream is to expand internationally its General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) arm, formed earlier this year after the acquisition of four regional maintenance centres from Signature Flight Support.

"Through our Gulfstream Aviation Services division, we have over 70% of the market for the maintenance of Gulfstream business jets and 10% of the US market for the maintenance of other large aircraft. We know there is a lot more growth outside the USA, particularly in Europe and Asia," says Gulfstream vice chairman Bryan Moss.

The GDAS brand was introduced to attract non-Gulfstream aircraft operators, notably the burgeoning fractional ownership fleets of Bombardier Challengers, Dassault Falcons and Raytheon Hawkers. Moss adds: "We are getting away from exclusivity and meeting the maintenance needs of a range of business jets."

Source: Flight International