GGlobal Jet Services, an aviation maintenance training firm, has launched an online engine-run course for the Gulfstream G550. The course employs interactive instruments, panels, consoles and controls that allow technicians to press buttons, flip switches and pull handles. Graphics and simulations provide the experience of being in the cockpit and exercises introduce emergency procedures that can be practiced in timed scenarios.
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.
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 has received type certificate validation from the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand for the Gulfstream G500 and G550, allowing operators to register these business jet types in that country. The two aircraft join the large-cabin GIV, GIV-SP, G400 and G300, all of which New Zealand approved for registration in 2003.
George Tsopeis, Zenith Jet’s vice president of aviation services and a former member of Bombardier’s business aircraft strategy and business development team, expects Bombardier to unveil a new ultra-long-range aircraft later this month at the NBAA Convention in Atlanta.
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.
In 1986, Mario Diaz came from his native Argentina as a boy "to spend a couple of months." Twenty-five years later he is CEO of Cabin Crafters, a fast-growing completion and refurbishment center tucked away in the suburbs of South Hackensack, N.J., five minutes from Teterboro Airport, where his father began his own career in aviation.
The Nigerian government’s announcement last month that it is buying two Falcon 7Xs and one Gulfstream G550 has yielded a rare public viewing of business aircraft discounts. The three aircraft will join the country’s eight-aircraft presidential fleet, which includes a Boeing Business Jet, Gulfstream IV-SP and GV and two Falcon 900s.
The Nigerian government’s announcement last week that it is buying two Falcon 7Xs and one Gulfstream G550 for its presidential fleet has yielded a rare look at actual business aircraft discounts. Aircraft manufacturers are loath to reveal what deals they give to individual customers, but as a public entity, the Nigerian government had to disclose the aircraft purchase prices in its Fiscal Year 2010 budget.