Showing posts with label Gulfstream. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Gulfstream. Show all posts

21 January, 2021

Gulfstream drives sustainable business aviation

 Business aviation is an engine for economic growth, enabling companies to develop new ideas and grow internationally. But is business aviation sustainable? In an article and video published on Business Reporter, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation describes their innovative and highly effective approach to sustainability.

Designing for sustainability is critical. In addition to enhanced aerodynamics, Gulfstream focuses on engine efficiency. Gulfstream jets often fly 15000 feet higher than commercial jets: efficient performance at that height means that they are able to use less fuel, avoid adverse weather and fly more directly between destinations. Fuel is saved while at the same time journey times are shortened.

14 May, 2020

Gulfstream G600 Receives EASA Approval

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced its award-winning Gulfstream G600 earned type certificate approval from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA), enabling aircraft registrations and deliveries to begin for EU customers.

“The Gulfstream G600’s advanced technology, high-speed performance and unparalleled efficiency will serve the intercontinental European business traveller well,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are excited to get this aircraft in the hands of customers throughout the continent.”

At its high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, the G600 can carry passengers 5,500 nautical miles/10,186 kilometres nonstop — enough range to travel from London to Los Angeles or from Paris to Hong Kong. At its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85, it can fly 6,500 nm/12,038 km. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.

09 November, 2019

Thales to supply flight controls for Gulfstream G700

Thales announces that it will supply flight control computers for the new Gulfstream G700 aircraft. This selection by Gulfstream acknowledges the superior performance of Thales-designed Flight Control Computers and continues the relationship between the two companies which goes back to the launch of the G650 in 2008.

The state-of-the art Thales-designed Flight Control Computers are at the core of Gulfstream’s Fly-by-Wire systems for the G700.  They use the most evolved architecture, specifically developed to ensure superior performance and safety, while reducing weight and therefore fuel consumption. The flight computers will also interface with an active control sidestick making the controls more pilot-friendly.

Thales will design and manufacture the Flight Control solutions adapted to the G700.

This marks the fifth Gulfstream business jet airframe which Thales will support.

Nearly 400 in-service Gulfstream aircraft benefit from Thales Fly-By-Wire solutions.

16 October, 2019

General Dynamics' Gulfstream G500 Earns European Certification

General Dynamics announced today that the Gulfstream G500 has received certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency, clearing the way for European Union registrations and customer deliveries.

"The G500 has been very well received in Europe," said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. "Customers in the region have been drawn to the unprecedented level of technology and innovation in the flight deck and the impact that has on safety and efficiency. In the cabin, they can see the effect technology has on the passenger experience with a rejuvenating environment, advanced ergonomics, award-winning seats, and unmatched comfort."

The G500 entered service in September 2018. The aircraft has set 35 city-pair speed records across the world including Seville, Spain, to Abu Dhabi in 5 hours and 45 minutes; Geneva to Chicago in 8 hours; Doha, Qatar, to Shannon, Ireland, in just over 7 hours and 30 minutes; and Farnborough, England, to Las Vegas in 10 hours and 20 minutes.

26 August, 2019

Gulfstream Aerospace expands its service centre in Appleton, Wisconsin.........

Gulfstream Aerospace confirmed recently that it has officially expanded its maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) operations at Wisconsin's Appleton International Airport with the opening of a newly-built aircraft maintenance facility. The facility has been operational since August 10th.

The nearly 190,000 square-foot/17,652-square-meter building, northeast of the airport terminal, was constructed with an investment of approximately $40 million. The expansion to the Appleton service centre includes 101,853 sq ft/9,462 sq m of hangar space, which will accommodate 12 Gulfstream G650ER or G650 aircraft. In addition to offices, back shops and general support space, the expansion adds a new sales and design centre and increased customer access to Gulfstream's design portfolio. The project, announced in February 2018, has resulted in nearly 100 new jobs at Gulfstream Appleton, with the potential for more in the next few years.

12 August, 2019

General Dynamics makes first Gulfstream G600 delivery

General Dynamics announced on Thursday 8th August the first customer delivery of the all-new Gulfstream G600 aircraft. The milestone follows the aircraft receiving U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type and production certificates on June 28.  A U.S. customer took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream's headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.

"We always strive to exceed our customers' expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that," said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. "The effort put forth by our team enabled this award-winning, technologically advanced aircraft to move from certified to delivered in an extremely short period of time. We are very proud of everyone who had a part in making this happen and keeping our promise to customers, as is a Gulfstream tradition, of a 2019 entry into service.

"The G600, with its outstanding performance, industry-leading innovative technology and stylish, comfortable cabin, continues the emergence of a new generation of Gulfstream aircraft that started with the G500 in 2018. We have only just begun."

22 May, 2019

Flexjet launches innovative days-based world access programme featuring the Gulfstream G650

Flexjet LLC, the private jet provider announced that Clay Wilcox, a 28-year aviation industry expert, will join Flexjet as vice president of sales and will lead the company’s new Gulfstream G650 exclusive shared ownership model. Flexjet is the only fractional provider of the Gulfstream G650, the ultimate business aircraft.

This days-based shared ownership model features the Gulfstream G650 and is aimed at high-utilization large cabin customers. This innovative program features pricing through a days-based model instead of a traditional fractional hours-based one. The program will start with two home bases – New York City and London – which are the financial capitals of the world and two of the most popular business and personal travel destinations.

17 May, 2019

Gulfstream G550 connects Shanghai and Seattle in record time

Photo Gulfstream
The team at Gulfstream Aerospace are celebrating after the high-performing Gulfstream G550 recently established a new city-pair speed record.  The jet took just 10 hours and 29 minutes to connect Shanghai with Seattle. That super fast time brings the number of records the jet has earned to an amazing 55. 

The aircraft departed Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport at 2:09 p.m. local time on April 19 and arrived at Seattle’s King County International Airport-Boeing Field, at 9:38 a.m. local time, completing the 5,123-nautical-mile/9,487-kilometer flight at an average speed of Mach 0.85.

10 April, 2019

Gulfstream G650ER shatters speed record for furthest business jet flight in history

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Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER once again proved its unrivalled performance, beating a recent competitor speed record while at the same time increasing the distance flown for the farthest business jet flight in history.

The G650ER flew from Singapore to Tucson, Ariz., at an average speed of 597 miles per hour/960 kilometres per hour over a distance of 8,379 nautical miles/15,518 kilometres. The G650ER’s performance beat the previous record by 44 minutes and more than 225 nm/417 km, asserting the aircraft’s title for flying farther faster than any other jet. 

Ultralong-Range Performer Flies 8,379 Nautical Miles, 
Earns An Industry-Leading 90th Speed Record

03 January, 2019

Qatar Executive Further Expands Its Fleet By Receiving Its First State-Of-The-Art Gulfstream G500 Jet

Qatar Executive, the private jet charter division of Qatar Airways Group, has received two of its brand-new Gulfstream G500 executive jets, which will provide passengers with a unique and refined flying experience.

Entering service for the first time in early 2019, the G500 jet is the most technologically advanced aircraft in Qatar Executive’s fleet. The state-of-the-art jet sets a new industry benchmark by offering one of the quietest cabins, as well as having the best cabin altitude pressure, allowing for unparalleled passenger comfort.

10 December, 2018

Gulfstream G650ER connects New York with Dubai in record time

Gulfstream Aerospace announced that the ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650ER has completed a record-breaking flight en route to the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) Show in Dubai. The aircraft bested the previous world speed record by one hour and 48 minutes.

The G650ER flew from Teterboro, New Jersey, to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, a distance of 6,142 nautical miles/11,375 kilometres 11 hours and two minutes. The flight was completed at an average speed of Mach 0.90.

07 December, 2018

Gulfstream to debut G500 and G600 at MEBAA Show 2018

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 will make their first appearance at the Middle East and North Africa Business Aviation Association (MEBAA) airshow Dec. 10-12 in Dubai. These all-new aircraft will join the Gulfstream fleet, including the super-midsize Gulfstream G280, the high-performing Gulfstream G550 and the flagship Gulfstream G650ER.