The FAA has proposed levying a $1.3 million fine on Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Gulfstream International Airlines for improper scheduling of flight-crew duty time and the installation of unapproved air-conditioner compressors and improperly maintained vent blowers on the airline’s fleet of 27 Beech 1900Ds.
Grumman Gulfstream I
The FAA has proposed leveling a $1.3 million fine on Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Gulfstream International Airlines for improper scheduling of flight crew duty time and the installation of unapproved air conditioner compressors and improperly maintained vent blowers on the regional airline’s fleet of 27 Beech 1900Ds.
Gulfstream Aerospace recently launched BudgetPlus, a parts subscription service that offers mid-cabin Gulfstream owners and operators a way to manage their annual maintenance costs. The launch formalizes a pilot program Gulfstream introduced in 2005.
Morro Vermelho Taxi Aereo (MVTA) in São Paulo, Brazil, has been added to Gulfstream Aerospace’s international product-support network. The Brazil-based company will distribute aircraft parts to Gulfstream operators located in or traveling through South America.
Gulfstream Aerospace yesterday said its midsize G150 received type certificate validation from Transport Canada, allowing operators of the twinjet to register their aircraft in Canada.
Sabreliner aircraft owners and operators are gathering tonight to recognize those among them who have flown one or more of the iconic business jets for 25 years or longer. Operators and industry officials are invited to attend the Sabreliner celebration being held at the Portofino Bay Hotel. Sabreliner Corporation is also celebrating its 25th year as an independent company.
Gulfstream Aerospace last month celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the Grumman Gulfstream I turboprop twin. According to the Savannah, Ga.-based company, the GI “laid the foundation for the future family of Gulfstream aircraft.” It received FAA certification on May 21, 1959, and was in production for 10 years. Grumman built 200 GIs, and about one-third of them are still in service, Gulfstream said.
The idea of opening a new Gulfstream repair station in southern Florida was evolutionary for Vincent Wolanin. Its roots go back to Wolanin’s days as chairman of TopNotch Entertainment, a rock-and-roll management company that worked with groups such as Aerosmith, Kiss, John Mellencamp and many others.
Gulfstream this month logged its 10,000th downlink via its PlaneConnect maintenance datalink system. There are about 135 large-cabin Gulfstreams using PlaneConnect, according to Gulfstream.
Wing Aviation (Booth No. 1818) officials announced at NBAA ’02 that the grand opening of its aviation service center at Montgomery County Airport in Conroe, Texas, will be October 19. Although there have been some delays, company president Brian Wing said the facility, with 54,000 sq ft of hangar space for paint, detailing and service, is nearing completion.