China’s Nanshan Jet placed an order for a Gulfstream G650 today at Airshow China 2012 in Zhuhai. The charter operator, with bases in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenzhen, is a subsidiary of the Nanshan Group. It is expected to take delivery of the new very-high-speed, ultra-long-range jet in late 2014 or early 2015 and is third G450 next year.
“Nanshan Jet presently owns two G450s and one G550,” said Scott Neal, Gulfstream’s senior sales and marketing vice president. “That’s reflective of our overall success and brand recognition in China.” Gulfstream claims to have 60 percent of the market for large-cabin business jets in China.