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.”
Gulfstream Aerospace is reopening the 62,000-sq-ft Hangar F at Dallas Love Field. “We now have hangars dedicated to specific aircraft models,” said Mark Burns, president for Gulfstream product support. “Large-cabin and midsize-cabin customers have their own specific facility, with parts inventory and office space that cater to their needs.
Gulfstream Aerospace has added two European warehouses to its growing product-support network, increasing parts and materials on the continent to approximately $110 million.
The EASA has certified the Hubbard Aviation Technologies QS3 hushkit system for the Gulfstream II, IISP, IIB and III as meeting Chapter 3 noise requirements. The certification means that QS3-equipped Gulfstreams have “unrestricted access to Europe’s leading business airports,” according to the company.
German business aircraft maintenance group Aero-Dienst (Stand 1643) is increasing capacity at its Nuremberg headquarters in response to full order books.
The company is adding staff and plans to take over a former airline hangar at the airport this summer, increasing capacity by 40 percent to 86,111 sq ft.
With defense spending remaining a target of increased budget scrutiny, General Dynamics chairman and CEO Jay Johnson said yesterday that he sees the company’s Gulfstream Aerospace division as its main “growth engine.” During the first-quarter investor conference call yesterday morning, Johnson said the firm’s aerospace division, which includes Gulfstream and Jet Aviation, had a “strong quarter” with $1.353 billion in revenues, just $4 millio
Gulfstream Aerospace acquired a 253,000-sq-ft building in Savannah, Ga., to house its growing research-and-development program.
Aero Charter Jet Center has broken ground on a $4 million expansion program at its FBO facility at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, Mo. The improvements, which will more than double the current capacity, include a new 30,000-sq-ft hangar, 4,200 sq ft of shop space and more than 100,000 sq ft of ramp area. The 32-year-old aviation services provider outgrew its current space built in 1998.
Pratt & Whitney yesterday purchased the assets of Gas Turbine Efficiency, which provided the technology for P&Wπs EcoPower engine wash service. P&W has licensed the exclusive rights to the EcoPower technology since EcoPower launched the wash service in 2004.