JETNET names Gulfstream as top business aviation brand in Asia-Pacific

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp today announced at the 2016 Singapore Airshow that its Asia-Pacific fleet continues to grow, reflecting the company’s position as the top-rated brand in the region. JETNET’s latest iQ Report, published quarterly, lists Gulfstream first in its Brand Reputations of Aircraft Manufacturers survey for Asia-Pacific.

“Our brand reputation in Asia-Pacific is second to none and that is reflected in our fleet, which has doubled in size from 142 aircraft in 2010 to 289 at the end of 2015,” said Roger Sperry, Regional Senior Vice President, International Sales, Asia-Pacific, Gulfstream. “That’s an average of more than 29 deliveries a year. We continue to welcome new customers who want to leverage the performance, comfort and reliability of our aircraft to expand their business interests around the world.”

The company’s fleet in South East Asia has doubled over the past five years to more than 60 aircraft. Nearly 25 of those aircraft are based in Singapore. As sales in the region increase, Gulfstream continues to invest in regional support and services for operators while also realigning the resources it’s had in place for several years.

“There is considerable Gulfstream expertise and knowledge among the staff at Jet Aviation Singapore and the US-based Gulfstream technicians we rotate through there,” said Mitch Choquette, Vice President, Customer Support, Gulfstream. “This enhanced partnership with Jet Aviation benefits customers throughout the region, giving them a world-class service resource in South East Asia.”

Approximately $65 million in parts are positioned in Singapore, Hong Kong and Beijing. Thirty-one-year-old company veteran Jim Gallagher, who recently joined the Asia-Pacific support team as Director, Customer Support, said parts distribution in Asia-Pacific has been a focus of the organisation.

Gulfstream’s Asia-Pacific presence also includes companyauthorised service centre Jet Aviation in Hong Kong and companyauthorised warranty facilities Metrojet in Hong Kong; ExecuJet in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; JAMCO in Sendai, Japan; and Air Works in Mumbai, India.