Grob G180 SPn

September 20, 2007 - 6:24am

The PlaneSense fractional ownership program has ordered 25 Grob SPns, with deliveries for what is to be the program’s biggest deal to date to begin toward the end of next year. The aircraft will be configured for six-seat executive use, with a large galley at the front of the cabin and an enclosed lavatory to the rear.

August 1, 2007 - 11:02am

In growing numbers, interiors specialists are taking cues from the automotive industry. The latest is German light-jet developer Grob Aerospace, which unveiled the new executive cabin mockup for its Grob SPn utility jet last month at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh. The interior was designed by Porsche Design Studio of Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany, with the U.S. market in mind.

May 31, 2007 - 4:36am

Grob Aerospace, which last month at EBACE in Geneva showcased its six-passenger fuselage mockup of the Grob SPn light business jet with a new cabin interior from the Porsche Design Studio, said that it had firm orders for more than 60 SPns, equivalent to the first two years’ production. European certification is expected in April, with U.S. certification to follow three months later.

May 23, 2007 - 10:25am

Newly formed Gulf charter company Prestige Jet has been set up by principals previously involved in Dubai-based charter company Gulf Jet. Abu Dhabi-based Prestige Jet–not to be confused with New Jersey-based Prestige Jet Charter–is owned by Al-Ghaith Holdings, the aviation arm of the Al-Yasi group, which previously had a financial partnership with Gulf Jet.

May 22, 2007 - 9:19pm

An order for two Grob SPn jets to newly formed Abu Dhabi-based operator Prestige Jet, announced here yesterday, marks a breakthrough into the growing Middle East market by the Zurich-based manufacturer.

May 21, 2007 - 6:23pm

Grob Aerospace (Booth No. 1277) is showcasing a six-passenger fuselage mockup of the Grob SPn light business jet with a new cabin interior from the Porsche Design Studio. The mockup includes the aft lavatory configuration and the SPn cockpit, similarly created by Porsche Design.

April 17, 2007 - 11:34am

The first business jet from Grob Aerospace made its maiden flight yesterday. With former Diamond Aircraft test pilot Gérard Guillaumaud in the left seat and Tore Reimers as the copilot, the SPn Utility Jet took off at 11:14 a.m. from Allgäu Airport in southern Germany. The main objective of the 66-minute first hop was to test system functionality and evaluate the aircraft’s handling characteristics.

March 28, 2007 - 12:12pm

Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are requesting permission to certify the aircraft under the commuter category of Part 23 rather than the more stringent requirements of Part 25.

March 28, 2007 - 6:19am

Grob Aerospace has restarted the flight-test program for its SPn jet, just under three months after the November 29 crash of its second prototype. The first SPn prototype took to the air again on February 23 from the company’s headquarters at Tussenhausen-Mattsies in southern Germany.

March 13, 2007 - 12:34pm

Because the Grob SPn Utility jet and the Embraer Phenom 300 weigh more than 12,500 pounds but less than 19,000 pounds, their respective manufacturers are requesting permission to certify the aircraft under the commuter category of Part 23 rather than the more stringent requirements of Part 25.

 
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