Last month, the Gulfstream G150 fleet surpassed 100,000 flight hours and the 100th G150 rolled off the initial-phase production line, nearly six years after the aircraft entered service. With 95 aircraft in service, the fleet has logged more than 100,000 flight hours and more than 72,000 landings. In addition, the midsize twinjet is certified in 11 countries and has garnered 11 city-pair speed records. Its dispatch reliability rate is 99.88 percent, Gulfstream said.
Gulfstream announced this week that the G150 fleet surpassed 100,000 flight hours and the 100th G150 rolled off the initial-phase production line, nearly six-and-a-half years after the aircraft entered service. With 95 aircraft in service, the fleet has logged more than 100,000 flight hours and more than 72,000 landings. In addition, the midsize twinjet is certified in 11 countries and has garnered 11 city-pair speed records. Its dispatch reliability rate is 99.88 percent, Gulfstream said.
Gulfstream Aerospace views India as a long-term growth market for its business jets, regional senior vice president of international sales for South America and the Far East Roger Sperry said yesterday at India Aviation 2012. Gulfstream is displaying a midsize G150 and large-cabin G450 at the show, which is being held in Hyderabad until Sunday.
Gulfstream Aerospace comes to Singapore with, among other things, a G450 demonstrator aircraft fitted with its new Elite interior. The all-new optional package features elements from the company’s flagship G650, and is also available for G550 aircraft as well. AIN got a taste of the new cabin during a pre-show demo flight, courtesy of the U.S. manufacturer.
A 14-year production run came to a close when the last Gulfstream G200 rolled off the final-phase assembly line at the manufacturer’s assembly plant in Dallas last month. That airplane is scheduled for customer delivery before year-end. The G200, initially certified by the FAA in 1998, was originally introduced as the Galaxy by Israel Aircraft Industries subsidiary Galaxy Aerospace, which Gulfstream acquired in 2001.
Larry Flynn, president of Gulfstream Aerospace, said at a press briefing here yesterday that the Middle East remains a growing market for its business jets and that political turmoil of the Arab Spring has “not had as much impact as we expected.”
Jet Aviation’s Dubai FBO will begin offering dispatch services by the second quarter of 2012. Trained personnel will provide on-site dispatch services 24/7, including arranging overflight and landing permits, fuel purchasing, support for the European emission trading system (EU ETS) support and continuous flight monitoring.
The midsize Gulfstream G150 received type certification from Brazil’s ANAC, as well as the Civil Aviation Administration of China. The airplane has also previously received type certification validation from the Ukraine, Israel, the U.S., Chile, the European Union, the Philippines and Canada. Meanwhile, the G150 recently set a city-pair speed record between Anchorage and Savannah, Ga., completing the 3,196-nm trip in 7 hours 19 minutes.
Switzerland-based Altenrhein Aviation (owned by Pilatus Aircraft) has opened an EASA Part 145 line maintenance station in Kiev, Ukraine. Located on Boryspil International Airport, the facility is dedicated to supporting the Gulfstream G150 and G200. The facility will also serve nearby Zhulyany airport and offers 24-hour AOG service covering the Ukraine and adjacent countries.
Eurocontrol is trying to improve the accuracy of the ETS Support Facility, which is intended to give so-called small emitters a relatively easy way to calculate carbon dioxide emissions for the purposes of compliance with the European Union’s controversial emissions trading scheme.