Gulfstream Aerospace is on final approach for certification of its wide-cabin G650. At the 2011 Dubai Air Show, AIN contributing editor James Wynbrandt caught up with Gulfstream president Larry Flynn to get the latest update on the ultra-long-range jet program, as well as the aircraft’s manufacturer’s view of the business jet market in the Middle East.
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.
Gulfstream Aerospace will expand its service center at Barnes Regional Airport in Westfield, Mass. The $20 million project will add a 100,000-sq-ft maintenance facility to the complex.
The FAA has issued an Airworthiness Directive for the Gulfstream Aerospace Galaxy and Gulfstream 200, citing cracked nuts found on the aircraft’s production line during routine post-assembly inspection. Investigation revealed that the cracks resulted from hydrogen embrittlement combined with high hardness.
When Gulfstream Aerospace announced that it had re-designated its G250 super-midsize jet as the G280, Business Jet Traveler’s editors were already well under way with our plans to publish a Chinese version of our award-winning BJT Buyers’ Guide.
Aftermarket parts supplier CRS Jet Spares will hold its annual NBAA Harley Davidson motorcycle giveaway contest at Booth No. C10829 tomorrow at 3 p.m. An NBAA exhibitor for more than 20 years, CRS will give one lucky convention attendee a 2011 Harley Davidson Sportster SuperLow XL883L.
Gulfstream Aerospace has named Jace Stone as director, product support sales for the western U.S. and western Canada. Before his promotion, Stone was a national sales manager for Gulfstream product support sales in south Texas.
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.
“Second-quarter Gulfstream orders were the largest we’ve seen since the economic downturn began,” said Jay Johnson, chairman of Gulfstream Aerospace parent company General Dynamics. In the three-month period, Gulfstream’s backlog climbed $428 million to $18 billion, representing an 18- to 24-month supply for in-production large-cabin jets.
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.