Gulfstream G250, G650 Programs ‘On Track’

 - September 29, 2010, 10:27 AM

According to Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics, the Gulfstream G650 and G250 test programs are proceeding on track: “Significantly, both aircraft are performing in test exactly as predicted.” The super-midsize G250 and wide-cabin G650 are expected to be certified next year, and G250 deliveries will start “in 2011.” Johnson said Gulfstream plans to deliver 17 G650s in 2012 and 33 each in 2013 and 2014–a quick ramp-up that he says can be done thanks to the aircraft’s lower parts count and use of new metal bonding techniques. No production schedule was given for the G250.