Private Jet Maker Gulfstream Names Service Partner in Nigeria

By October 28, 2022 NEWS

Private jet maker Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has tapped a partner in Nigeria to expand service availability and parts access in West Africa.

Gulfstream is working with ExecuJet Aviation Nigeria, which has a 275,000-square-foot facility located in a free-trade zone next to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport in the city of Lagos. EJAN’s 50,000-square-foot hangar is large enough to accommodate four Gulfstream G550 jets at once.

The Savannah-based manufacturer also announced that its newest jet, the Georgia-made G700, would soon embark on a global tour that would make a stop at ExecuJet’s Nigeria facility, which is already providing warranty and maintenance service for its G450, G550, G650 and G650ER models.

“As we have expanded our service network with new, modern facilities, we are also expanding our footprint of authorized warranty facilities as the Gulfstream fleet continues to grow around the world, including in West Africa,” said Derek Zimmerman, president of Gulfstream Customer Support, in a news release.

Africa has long been a key market for the jet maker, which is also pursuing customers in Southeast Asia, India and other key emerging markets. According to the earnings release of General Dynamics, Gulfstream’s parent company, its aerospace order backlog increased to $19.1 billion in the third quarter of 2022.

The announcement of the Africa maintenance arrangement came on the same day the company said it would invest $150 million to streamline next-generation G400 production at its headquarters and flagship factory in Savannah.

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