The Million Air FBO at Utah’s Provo Airport has opened a 15,000-sq-ft hangar large enough to accommodate a Gulfstream G550. Million Air Provo is a subsidiary of Utah’s Keystone Aviation and provides aircraft management, maintenance and charter as well as FBO services. Keystone also owns the Million Air FBO at Salt Lake City International Airport.
Despite facing the gravest economic slowdown in decades, officials for Gulfstream Aerospace (Chalet No. 24) say they remain optimistic about the long-term health of business aviation and point to the Middle East market as an enduring bright spot.
After carefully analyzing your travel patterns, budget and a host of other factors, you’ve concluded that you need an aircraft. Now comes a decision that can be at least as tough: Should you buy a new or used model?
Very light jet. Super-midsize. Ultra-long-range. These are just some of the names that manufacturers, analysts and aviation journalists use to try to pigeonhole business jets into market niches. But with so much fragmentation in the field and a blurring of traditional lines, such attempts at classification are becoming harder than ever.
Corjet Europe of Madrid, Spain, has been named a Gulfstream-authorized warranty repair facility. Corjet Europe is a joint venture between Iberia and Gestair, both of which are based in Spain.
Gulfstream Aerospace at the NBAA Convention last month took the wraps off the G250, a successor to the G200 (née Galaxy), marking the second new aircraft launch this year for the Savannah, Ga.-based manufacturer. The $24 million derivative is expected to address several shortcomings of Gulfstream’s super-midsize business jet offering, including runway performance, range and the lack of a hot-wing de-icing system.
JetBed (Booth No. 5420) has reached an agreement with Cessna Aircraft for the Wichita-based OEM to offer the portable bed as optional original equipment of all of Cessna’s Citation line except the Mustang. The JetBed, starting at $3,995, is designed to fit between two upright, facing seats in club configuration. It weighs about 15 pounds and inflates quickly with a rechargeable cordless pump.
Savannah Air Center (Booth No. 3997) has doubled its capacity since opening a new hangar last spring and has expanded its ability to accommodate additional large-cabin business aircraft.
Gulfstream Aerospace (Booth No. 275) yesterday morning unveiled the G250 to succeed the G200, which entered service in 2000 as the Galaxy super-midsize business jet. This marks the second new aircraft launch this year for the Savannah, Ga. manufacturer following the official go-ahead for the large-cabin G650 in March. The company began accepting orders here at NBAA for the roughly $24 million (complete) airplane.
Business aviation support company Arinc Direct and Rockwell Collins have been awarded a contract for the installation and certification of the Rockwell Collins eXchange satellite broadband communication system on a Boeing Business Jet (BBJ).