Grumman Gulfstream II

June 30, 2009 - 11:38am

as acquired three Gulfstream IIs to disassemble and part out. The company also owns a GIV (S/N 1058) fuselage and interior that is about to be parted out.

Norm Hill, who oversees sales and marketing for the company, said its primary business is making economical, serviceable GII, GIII and GIV parts available to operators worldwide.

January 6, 2009 - 11:39am

UBS Investment Research’s recently issued business jet update indicates that flight activity, measured by takeoffs and landings, was 10 percent lower in November on a rolling 12-month basis and down 11 percent year-to-date. According to UBS analyst David Strauss, the decline has been led by reduced charter activity, which dipped 15 percent in November, while all other business jet activity fell 9 percent.

September 30, 2008 - 10:02am

Hush kits developed by Stage III Technologies for Rolls-Royce Spey-powered Gulfstreams are back. Here at NBAA’08, the new owner of the design, Hush Kit Aviation, LLC, is exhibiting the first installation of an FAA-certified, Stage III hush kit on a Gulfstream II in the static park at Orlando Executive Airport.

September 30, 2008 - 7:12am

This year is a special one for Gulfstream, as it marks the 50th anniversary of the first flight of the company’s first airplane, the twin-turboprop Gulfstream I. On Aug. 14, 1958, the Grumman-built aircraft took to the skies for its maiden flight as the first turbine-powered airplane designed expressly for business travel.

September 25, 2008 - 10:58am

Hush kits developed by Stage III Technologies for Rolls-Royce Spey-powered Gulfstreams are back with a new name and a new company. Yesterday at Van Nuys Airport in California, Hush Kit LLC, an affiliate of Hubbard Broadcasting of Minneapolis, flew the first production Stage III hush kit installed on a Gulfstream II (N20H), also owned by Hubbard, in preparation for the product’s debut at the NBAA Convention in Orlando, Fla., early next month.

September 2, 2008 - 5:42am

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.

August 21, 2008 - 11:58am

Years after testing an unusually shaped “spiroid” winglet on a Gulfstream II, Aviation Partners remains “intensely interested” in continuing research into the efficiency-boosting winglets, according to a company spokesman. Spiroid winglets look like a long thin winglet ribbon that was heated to the malleable stage then twisted back onto the top of the wing.

August 11, 2008 - 9:04am

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.

August 6, 2008 - 5:19am

Quiet Technology Aerospace has named Garrett Aviation Services as the preferred installation center for its Stage 3 hush-kit for Gulfstream IIs, IIBs and IIIs. Installations are also available from QTA’s own facilities in Miami and hush-kit development partner Business Jet Center in Tulsa, Okla. According to Garrett, the kit can be installed at its locations in Los Angeles and New York in less than 10 days at a price of $1.65 million.

June 30, 2008 - 10:05am

The race is heating up in the Gulfstream hush kit market, as three providers maneuver for the inside track. Stage III Technologies and Quiet Technologies Aerospace (QTA) continue their respective and long-time efforts to obtain STCs for hush kits for the Gulfstream II and III.