Gulfstream Looking at Very Good Year

 - October 17, 2006, 7:42 AM

Gulfstream’s results for the first nine months of this year show double-digit improvements in net sales and operating earnings, as well as an increase in backlog and a marked jump in aircraft deliveries, compared with the same period last year. The company said it delivered 46 large aircraft (G350, G450, G500 and G550) and 19 midsize jets (G100 and G200) in the first three quarters versus 41 large jets and 16 midsize jets in the same period last year. According to the manufacturer, at the end of the third quarter, 90 percent of large aircraft and more than 62 percent of midsize aircraft production slots were sold.