PPG Aerospace (Booth No. 4053) Total Service Solutions Group has signed a multi-year contract with Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream to provide comprehensive chemical support for the airframer’s G450, G550 and G650 programs. The group provides customers with a modular approach for customized chemical management.
Gulfstream Aerospace last month celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first flight of the Gulfstream IV, which the Savannah, Ga.-based manufacturer said is “the best-selling” large-cabin, long-range business jet in the world. <o:p></o:p>
Large-cabin business jets continue to lead Gulfstream’s order and delivery figures, while sales outside the U.S. continue to surpass domestic sales. Both elements are helping to keep the bottom lines of Gulfstream and parent company General Dynamics relatively stable, while they provide a glimmer of end-of-the-tunnel light for the second half of this year and perhaps even some optimism for higher revenue next year.
Gulfstream’s G250 integration test facility (ITF) in Savannah, Ga., has logged more than 1,000 hours of testing of the PlaneView250 avionics software load that will be the basis for securing the super-midsize business jet’s initial type certificate next year. Gulfstream reached the milestone just four months after evaluation of the Rockwell Collins-provided software began.
Gulfstream Aerospace this week celebrated the 25th anniversary of the first flight of the Gulfstream IV, which the Savannah, Ga.-based manufacturer said is “the best-selling” large-cabin, long-range business jet in the world. On Sept. 19, 1985, three months ahead of schedule, the aircraft took off from Savannah (Ga.) International Airport, just eight days after it was rolled out at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Savannah.
The certification-configured software load for the Gulfstream G250’s PlaneView250 avionics has logged more than 1,000 hours of testing at the company’s integration test facility (ITF) in Savannah, Ga. Gulfstream reached the milestone just four months after evaluation of the Rockwell Collins-provided software began. The PlaneView250 flight deck is based on Collins’s Pro Line Fusion avionics system.
“We’re seeing a gradual improvement in the business jet market,” Jay Johnson, the chairman and CEO of Gulfstream and Jet Aviation parent General Dynamics, noted yesterday during the company’s second-quarter financial conference.
Jet Aviation Dubai recently received Jordanian CARC maintenance approvals for Hawkers and the Gulfstream G450. “In response to increased customer demand, we have expanded our services and can now support Hawker Beechcraft and the Gulfstream G450 under Jordanian registry.
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.
Honeywell has named India-based Air Works as a regional forward-stocking location partner for key mechanical and avionics parts. The agreement allows Honeywell to expand its support capabilities for Gulfstream and Dassault operators in India and the Middle East by positioning line replaceable units intended for AOG support in Bangalore, India.