Gulfstream G650

February 28, 2011 - 8:30am

General Dynamics Aerospace Group ended 2010 with encouraging numbers that Jay Johnson, chairman and CEO of parent company General Dynamics, believes will carry the Savannah-based OEM through 2011.

February 11, 2011 - 10:45am

Gulfstream G650 S/N 6004 recently demonstrated the modelπs high-speed cruising capabilities, flying more than 1,900 nm in 3 hours and 26 minutes. While the aircraft averaged an impressive groundspeed of 550 knots on the coast-to-coast flight, it wasn't a civil record–in February 2003 Steve Fossett flew his Cessna Citation X from San Diego to Charleston, S.C., in 2 hours 56 minutes, averaging almost 632 knots thanks to a strong tailwind.

January 31, 2011 - 10:00am

Gulfstream described G650 S/N 6001’s recent tests using the electrically powered fly-by-wire (FBW) backup flight-control actuation system as “flawless.” During a three-hour, 33-minute flight, test pilots Jake Howard and Gary Freeman and flight-test engineers Bill Osborne and Nathaniel Rutland evaluated the fly-by-wire system in electric backup actuation mode for two hours and 20 minutes, performing five landings with the backup system engaged.

January 27, 2011 - 9:15am

Signature Flight Support announced several executive promotions. Joe Gibney, formerly v-p of sales, was named v-p and managing director for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and will be based in London. Alicia Rodites was promoted from director of revenue management to v-p of revenue management while John Farmer, most recently regional v-p for the Southeast, was tapped as v-p of network development for the Americas.

January 27, 2011 - 9:13am

General Dynamics, the parent company of Gulfstream and Jet Aviation, yesterday reported revenue of $32.47 billion and pre-tax earnings of $2.63 billion last year, up from $31.981 billion and $2.41 billion, respectively, in 2009. The company’s aerospace segment accounted for $5.3 billion in revenue and $860 million in profits last year, the latter up 21 percent over 2009.

January 25, 2011 - 8:53am
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Gulfstream G650 S/N 6005–the fifth and final flight-test iteration of the new wide-cabin business jet–lifted off yesterday for the first time, flying for 2+46. The five G650s in the program have now surpassed 1,100 hours of flight testing. On its first flight, S/N 6005 launched from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 12:07 p.m., eventually reaching Mach 0.94 and 51,000 feet before landing at 2:53 p.m.

January 18, 2011 - 9:23am

Gulfstream Aerospace has acquired a 253,000-sq-ft building in Savannah, Ga., to house its growing research and development program.

January 13, 2011 - 11:09am

Gulfstream G650 flight-test aircraft S/N 6001 recently flew for the first time using only an electrically powered, fly-by-wire (FBW) backup flight-control actuation system, the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer announced yesterday.

December 29, 2010 - 8:33am

General Dynamics’ aerospace group is on track to post a modest growth in revenue over last year, ­according to company CEO and chairman Jay Johnson.

December 29, 2010 - 6:01am

At the same time Gulfstream Aerospace is preparing an assembly plant for its new G650, the Savannah-based OEM is also readying an adjacent building for cabin completion work. The completion facility is in a former service center currently being used for flight-test operations. Gulfstream expects all G650 assembly and outfitting to be done at the main Savannah plant.

 
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