General Dynamics reported third-quarter earnings yesterday, and chairman and CEO Jay Johnson said the company’s aerospace group–Gulfstream Aerospace and Jet Aviation–saw “continued emerging market customer interest and improved aircraft service volume” in the quarter.
Class warfare is much in the headlines of late, and there’s a sort of parallel in business aviation. While the wealthiest citizens and corporations are sitting on mounds of cash for fear of investing it in the wrong place in troubled times, the middle class, the poor and many small businesses are feeling the financial deprivation of this downturn day-to-day. So goes it in the hierarchy of business-jet manufacturers.
In-flight connectivity specialist Aircell (Booth No. N3527) has been selected by Gulfstream to provide the Aircell Axxess communication system for the new large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650.
Aircell Axxess provides global voice service and narrow-band data capabilities via the Iridium Satellite network. Integrated cabin handsets allow passengers and crew to place calls to, and receive calls from, anyplace in the world.
Rockwell Collins v-p of sales and marketing for commercial systems Colin Mahoney took the floor yesterday during a media conference at NBAA 2011 in Las Vegas to emphasize “exponential growth in electronics technology” and Rockwell’s most recent steps to stay ahead of the power curve.
Piaggio Aero general manager Eligio Trombetta announced that the company is currently working several new product upgrade programs for its P.180 Avanti II twin turboprop pusher, including new and quieter propellers, an improved environmental control system (ECS), a digital cabin management system (CMS) and anti-skid brakes.
Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics announced last month that Larry Flynn will succeed Joe Lombardo as president of the Savannah-based airframer, starting September 1.
GreenpointTechnologies of Kirkland, Wash., has acquired T.R. Reed Enterprises, a Texas precision machining facility specializing in corporate aircraft interiors.
According to Greenpoint executive v-p Sloan Benson, “The purchase of T.R. Reed Enterprises provides Greenpoint with additional capacity for our internal cabinet and aero-structures facility as well as our core VIP completion projects.”
Gulfstream parent company General Dynamics announced today that Larry Flynn will succeed Joe Lombardo as president of the Savannah-based airframer starting September 1. Lombardo served not only as president of the jet maker since 2007 but also as executive vice president of General Dynamics’s aerospace group, and he will retain the latter title. “This will enable Mr.
Gulfstream Aerospace redesignated the super-midsize G250 as the G280 in mid-July.
Just days after commending President Obama for his June 28 visit to an Alcoa plant in Davenport, Iowa, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) president and CEO Marion Blakey found his next day broadside against business aviation “baffling and disturbing.”