Gulfstream Investing $35M In Texas Expansion

The aerospace company will expand its operations the Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Denton County, TX, creating about 50 jobs in the process.

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will invest $35 million to expand its operations in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area with the construction of a service center at Alliance Airport in Denton County, TX. The new 160,000-square-foot maintenance, repair and overhaul facility will complement Gulfstream’s current presence at Dallas Love Field. Groundbreaking for the hangar, shop and offices is set for the third quarter of 2020 and the facility is expected to be operational by fourth quarter 2020.

Gulfstream’s Derek Zimmerman at the project announcement. (Photo: Gulfstream)

“Alliance Airport is a great location,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Customer Support. “It is an established airport for business aviation operators, has an outstanding infrastructure and is appropriately sized for our operations. It is also the home of a growing aviation school, which will help us continue to develop both new and existing employees. “The additional maintenance capacity we can provide at Alliance, the state-of-the-art facility and substantial job creation are great news for our customers, our employees and the community.”

Alliance Airport is part of AllianceTexas, a 26,000-acre development in northeast Fort Worth and home to more than 500 companies.

“We warmly welcome Gulfstream to the AllianceTexas aviation and aerospace community,” said Mike Berry, president of Hillwood, developer of AllianceTexas. “As one of the world’s most respected aerospace companies, Gulfstream becomes part of Fort Worth’s storied history of aviation and aerospace innovation. Their expansion here will allow them to leverage specialized area aviation training programs and provide them with access to a sizable talented workforce in a unique environment that fosters further growth. We look forward to a long relationship and sharing in their continued success.”

Gulfstream and county officials signed a beam to be placed in the new hangar. (Photo: Gulfstream)

About 150 to 200 of Gulfstream’s 230 customer support employees at Love Field are expected to relocate to Alliance with an estimated 50 new jobs to be created. Gulfstream’s midcabin aircraft completions business with approximately 350 employees and five hangars will stay at Love Field.

“This is a great project that brings good, well-paying jobs to Denton County residents,” said Michael Talley, Director of Economic Development in Denton County.

North Texas has the second largest aviation employment in the country, according to Bill Burton, Executive Vice President of Hillwood.

Gulfstream is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics. The corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets and services business-jet aircraft, and has produced more than 2,900 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958.

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