Aero Commander

June 16, 2009 - 7:05am

The first Gulfstream G250 super midsize business jet had its Honeywell HTF7250G engines mounted on June 1 at Israel Aerospace Industries’ factory near Tel Aviv. The wing was mated to the fuselage on May 12, after the first power-on test had taken place on May 5. The aircraft’s first flight is loosely pegged for “later this year,” while certification is scheduled for 2011.

June 16, 2009 - 6:46am

Enhance Aero, a two-year-old maintenance, engineering and consulting firm, is here promoting its Part-M support capabilities, as the September 28 compliance date for this continued airworthiness rule is fast approaching. “Some operators, such
as private aircraft owners, are not ready for the new EASA requirement,” the company said.

June 4, 2009 - 6:07am

Gulfstream Aerospace added another European parts distribution center to its product support network. The Corjet Europe facility in Madrid, Spain, will serve as a strategic parts distribution facility for high-usage items commonly required by Gulfstream customers. Located at Madrid Barajas Airport, the facility currently holds almost $4 million in Gulfstream parts, with plans for expansion this year.

May 20, 2009 - 11:13am

According to letters sent to the Texas Workforce Commission, Gulfstream Aerospace is laying off 219 Dallas-based employees. This comes on the heels of similar Warn letters sent earlier this month to the 70 employees of the General Dynamics Aviation Services (GDAS) facility in Minneapolis notifying them of its closure at the end of June.

May 13, 2009 - 12:18pm

Gulfstream Aerospace added another European parts distribution center to its product support network. The Corjet Europe facility in Madrid, Spain, will serve as a strategic parts distribution facility for high-usage items commonly required by Gulfstream customers. Located at Madrid Barajas Airport, the facility currently holds almost $4 million in Gulfstream parts, with plans for expansion this year.

May 13, 2009 - 4:48am

Associated Air Center, a subsidiary of StandardAero, has completed the necessary modifications for compliance with the Federal Aviation Administration’s SFAR-88 Airworthiness Directive on its ninth BBJ equipped with DeCrane-PATS auxiliary fuel tanks. Associated Air Center will complete these mandatory modifications on seven other BBJs before the AD deadline of December 2009.

May 12, 2009 - 6:17am

Ground support equipment provider Aero Specialties (Booth No. 986) has signed a distribution agreement with Jet Go International for its new 550M diesel-powered 28-volt GPU.

April 30, 2009 - 11:39am

Although Gulfstream has joined the rest of the aviation industry in announcing layoffs, the company remains on schedule with new-airplane programs. In February, the first midsize G250 forward, center and aft fuselage sections were joined.

April 30, 2009 - 6:41am

Despite an order backlog covering 5,000 aircraft, turbine business aircraft manufacturers are expected to experience the steepest decline in production of any aerospace sector, according to figures revealed by management consultancy AeroStrategy at an aerospace materials conference in Pittsburgh last month.

March 30, 2009 - 10:41am

Gulfstream Aerospace recently completed its 2,000th airborne product support flight, achieving the milestone seven years after introducing the on-demand maintenance service in May 2002.

 
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