The FAA issued a proposed Airworthiness Directive regarding the use of airbrakes on the Gulfstream G200/IAI Galaxy. Based on information supplied by the Civil Aviation Authority of Israel, the document details possible high-cycle fatigue failure of the airbrake inboard hinge. The problem could result from aerodynamically induced vibration of the airbrake after extension beyond 360 kias.
Rolls-Royce Opens JSF LiftSystem Facility
Gulfstream Aerospace and sister company Jet Aviation “will return to growth this year,” according to Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of parent company General Dynamics. Speaking at the Sanford C.
At Moscow Vnukovo airport, Jet Aviation has completed the steps to operate as an independent Russian legal entity. The company has operated since late 2007 as
a branch of Jet Aviation Dusseldorf. The facility now provides maintenance services under its own EASA Part 145 approval.
Rockwell Collins test pilots spent part of their winter in Alaska putting the synthetic-vision portion of the avionics maker’s new Pro Line Fusion cockpit through its paces in one of the most demanding flight environments in the world.
International Communications Group (ICG) and Cobham Antenna Systems have been granted an FAA supplemental type certificate (STC) for a dual-network satcom system named Sora that offers both Iridium and Inmarsat SwiftBroadband voice and data services worldwide. The first Sora (the Japanese word for “sky”) system was recently installed and certified aboard a Gulfstream G200.
The second super-midsize G250 took flight on March 24 from Israel Aerospace Industries’ facilities at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv, Israel. Piloted by IAI chief test pilot Ronen Shapira, the G250 flew for one hour 57 minutes during its first flight and to 20,000 feet. G250 S/N 2002 joins the first test article in a test program that is expected to take more than 1,300 flight hours.
The recession has caused the cancellation of some business aircraft programs and the slowdown in the development of others. Gulfstream, on the other hand, made the strategic decision to stay on course in its development of its new super-midsize G250 and long-range, large-cabin G650.
The Aircraft Electronics Association (AEA) is reporting strong turnout on the opening day of its annual convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Kissimmee, Fla. About 1,500 people have registered for the show, which features 135 exhibitors and dozens of new product introductions.
With its maiden flight on March 24, a second Gulfstream G250 has entered the flight-test program for the super-midsize jet, designed and built in collaboration with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) in Tel Aviv. S/N 2002 flew for 1 hour and 57 minutes on its initial flight, reaching an altitude of 20,000 feet and a speed of 195 knots.