Gulfstream program reaches milestone

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced Friday that the 50th customer has enrolled in the company's cost-per-hour maintenance program known as PlaneParts.

The Brazilian customer will operate a Gulfstream G550 upon delivery in September.

PlaneParts provides Gulfstream operators with no-charge replacement components for parts removed due to failure, life limit or wear, in exchange for monthly payments based on the aircraft's model and age.

"PlaneParts has been well-received by our operators since we launched the program last year at NBAA in Atlanta," said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Product Support in a press release.  "Particularly in these economic times, controlling costs is critical for any company, big or small.  PlaneParts gives our operators a tool to accurately forecast the cost of component replacements for their aircraft.  Our operators benefit from single-source component ordering and can take advantage of our worldwide product support network, which includes 24/7 AOG assistance."

The PlaneParts program was officially launched in October 2010.

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