Nike

January 16, 2007 - 10:46am

The maiden flight yesterday of Nike’s newest Gulfstream V–a 2002 model acquired by the sneaker giant on November 2–ended uneventfully, but not as originally planned. Carrying Nike president and CEO William Perez, four other Nike executives, two pilots and a flight attendant, the aircraft took off yesterday morning from Nike’s headquarters in Hillsboro, Ore., on an intended trip to Toronto.

September 26, 2006 - 1:14pm

Gulfstream’s initial investigation into the November 21 incident involving a jammed gear on Nike’s GV revealed corrosion on the main landing gear (MLG) uplock linkage. According to a December 5 Gulfstream Service Letter, “It is suspected this corrosion caused the linkage bungee to freeze in the extended position, contributing to the MLG door being out of sequence during the extension and retraction cycles.

 
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