On Friday, the FAA issued a new rule that requires Part 121 operators to install ice-detection equipment in their existing fleets or to update their flight manuals to make sure crews know when they should activate their ice-protection systems.
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.
One can only speculate about whether or not Rupert Murdoch had any role in or opinion about the vigor with which his Wall Street Journal has launched into tabloid-style exposé of high-ranking executives’ personal use of corporate aircraft at companies other than his own now globally infamous News Corp.
Airbus Military’s partner on the C295 AEW program was revealed here yesterday as IAI Elta Systems. The pair has been working on the airborne-early-warning project for nearly a year.
United Aircraft, builder of the Sukhoi Superjet SJ100, is considering a corporate transport version of the regional jet, which would serve the niche between large business aircraft such as Gulfstream’s G550 and the Boeing BBJ. The proposal stems from inquiries about the potential for a business jet variant of the aircraft, scarcely three months after its service entry.
Honeywell’s Mechanical Protection Plan (MPP), an extended repair and replacement program, is expected to be available starting the third quarter of this year. Designed to avoid downtime while driving predictable and manageable maintenance costs, the program will cover environmental and cabin pressure control systems on select Gulfstream and Pilatus models.
Gulfstream Aerospace is well on its way to achieving certification of two new jets this year–the G250 and G650–as utilization of the nearly 2,000-strong, in-service Gulfstream fleet grows, new orders exceed deliveries and the product support business continues to expand.
Some 11,103 business jets worth $240 billion will be delivered over the next 10 years, according to the second annual industry forecast published yesterday by Montreal-based business aviation services firm Zenith Jet. The exhaustive 40-page “bottom up” forecast estimates compounded annual growth of 15 percent for new business jet shipments from now until 2016, the predicted peak year with 1,468 delivered jets worth $31.6 billion.
Gulfstream Aerospace has opened an in-flight support center as part of its customer support call center. The call center, which is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, handles an average of 60,000 calls per month.
Gulfstream Aerospace recently expanded its product support organization with the opening of an In-Flight Support Center, the centerpiece of which is three FlightSafety International-built flight-deck simulators that can mirror what is happening in flight.