Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently named Sherman Collins to its staff of field service representatives (FSRs) in the United States. From his base in the San Francisco Bay Area, Collins provides technical and maintenance assistance to Gulfstream owners and operators in northern California.
Collins, who has been involved in the maintenance of Gulfstream aircraft for more than 22 years, reports to Mike Quaid, manager, Field Service Operations, Western United States.
Most recently, Collins spent 12 years as the director of aircraft maintenance for an air transportation company located in Dallas. The company operated a Gulfstream G550 during Collins’ last six years on the job and a GV during his first six years.
From 1990 to 2000, Collins worked in various positions for Gulfstream in Savannah, Dallas and Long Beach, Calif. He started as a technician, working on GIVs and earlier Gulfstream models, and then spent two years in Gulfstream’s technical training department as an instructor, researcher and writer. Collins moved on to become a Technical Operations staff member specializing in mechanical systems, such as flight controls, landing gear and fuel systems, for the company’s large-cabin models in Savannah and Long Beach.
After spending a year with Gulfstream’s field service support and aircraft transition team, Collins became a Dallas-based FSR in 1996.
Collins earned a Federal Aviation Administration airframe and powerplant license and is a certified FlightSafety International Master Technician for the G550. The former member of the U.S. Marine Corps holds an associate’s degree in aviation maintenance technology from Eastern New Mexico University.
Source and photo: Gulfstream