Gulfstream Aerospace president Joe Lombardo started his career in aerospace at Douglas Aircraft in 1975, where he held leadership positions in production and material control, planning and manufacturing, and was general manager of twinjet production. He joined Gulfstream in 1996 as vice president of co-production, where he was responsible for the ramp-up and dual production of the Gulfstream IV-SP and V.
AIN has learned that Gulfstream Aerospace is working on new designs that may leverage elements of the new G650. One source speculated that a shorter G650 fuselage with new engines could provide a modern replacement for the G450/G550. Another source said that engine manufacturers Pratt & Whitney and GE are proposing new engines for Gulfstream’s next jet program.
Jet Works Air Center began life as Denton Business Air Center in 2004, when president Trey Bryson left DeCrane and joined with four associates to launch his own MRO. The company started with four employees, two of whom were principal partners, and moved into a 12,000-sq-ft paint facility and an 11,000-sq-ft general maintenance hangar.
The Republic of Mauritius has awarded Gulfstream Aerospace’s Savannah service center approved maintenance organization (AMO) status. It is the first U.S. AMO approved by the island nation. The designation means that any Gulfstream IV or V registered under the Mauritius Department of Civil Aviation can use the Gulfstream Savannah service center for maintenance, inspection and modification.
Honeywell said it has received European TSO approval for Primus Elite, a newly introduced display system that is intended to provide an upgrade path for aircraft equipped with early versions of the avionics maker’s Primus cockpit screens.
Honeywell received European TSO approval for Primus Elite, a newly introduced display system that is intended to provide an upgrade path for aircraft equipped with early versions of the avionics maker’s Primus cockpit screens. The LCD-based Primus Elite display systems can slide into the holes of CRTs in Primus 1000/2000/XP, SPZ-8400/8500 and some SPZ-8000 avionics systems.
Gulfstream Aerospace is designating the Jet Aviation facility in São Paulo, Brazil, as an authorized warranty repair facility. “Because Jet Aviation is now part of the General Dynamics parent-company aerospace group, it allows us to improve our service capabilities in the region, and in particular in Brazil,” Gulfstream said. General Dynamics is also the parent company of Gulfstream.
The second phase of a new Savannah Service Center for Gulfstream Aerospace is under way and slated to enter service by next year’s third quarter. According to Gulfstream, it will be the largest maintenance facility in the world built specifically for business jets.
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.
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).