Gulfstream Aerospace is adding spare-parts inventory valued at $4.5 million to its Luton, England, service center to support the growing fleet of Gulfstream business jets operating in Europe and the Middle East. The additional inventory will include spare parts for the Gulfstream G200, GIV, GV, G350, G450, G500 and G550.
Gulfstream G350 and G450 operators now have another option for repair of their Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8Cs. Dallas Airmotive has expanded its repair and overhaul capability to include the engine, an enhancement to the earlier model 611-8 used on the Gulfstream IV and IV-SP. New features include fadec, fewer mechanical parts and technical benefits learned from the Rolls-Royce Trent and Tay 650 airliner engine programs.
Gulfstream secured bragging rights as the first airplane manufacturer to offer synthetic vision, formally launching an SVS certification program at last month’s Farnborough Air Show.
Code-named synthetic vision-primary flight display (SV-PFD), the technology will come to the Gulfstream G350 through G550 as optional software upgrades to the airplanes’ PlaneView cockpits.
Gulfstream Aerospace has named the Dubai, UAE, Jet Aviation maintenance center an authorized warranty repair facility for large-cabin aircraft. The addition of the Dubai facility is a result of a new agreement signed recently by Gulfstream that also renews five of Jet Aviation’s business-jet maintenance centers: Basel and Geneva, Switzerland; Hannover, Germany; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Singapore.
Gulfstream’s newly outfitted G150 officially entered service last month in Dallas, coming in with longer legs and lower weight than the company had originally projected. In addition, the aircraft’s required balanced field length has been reduced by 830 feet from the initial estimate.
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