Gulfstream G650

December 29, 2010 - 4:00am

At the same time Gulfstream Aerospace is preparing an assembly plant for its new G650, the Savannah-based OEM is 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.

December 7, 2010 - 10:30pm

Gulfstream Aerospace is preparing an assembly plant for its new G650, and the U.S manufacturer 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 its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia.

December 6, 2010 - 11:00pm

The Gulfstream G650, which isn't here at MEBA because of the company's aggressive flight-test schedule, will be the world's fastest and longest range business jet when deliveries of completed customer aircraft enter service in 2012 (unfinished "green" deliveries will actually begin later next year). Its wide cabin will also boast the latest in comfort and convenience.The $64.5 million twinjet, which first flew last year and is slated for U.S.

November 30, 2010 - 5:05am

Cessna didn’t resurrect the canceled large-cabin Columbus at the NBAA Convention in October but did unveil a major upgrade to its largest and fastest jet, the Citation X. Dubbed the Citation Ten, the new jet promises to up the ante in the race to field the fastest business jet. That title is currently held by Gulfstream’s G650 with an Mmo of Mach 0.925, but Cessna promises that the Ten’s Mmo will exceed that number.

November 30, 2010 - 5:01am

Bombardier added two new jets to its ultra-long-range Global line, the Global 7000 and 8000. Both new jets are priced at $65 million (2010 $), but each offers a different level of range and size that ­corresponds to its nomenclature. The two aircraft use a similar platform in terms of airframe, engines and systems. The Global 7000 will enter service in 2016, followed by the Global 8000 in 2017.

November 30, 2010 - 5:01am

Bombardier added two new jets to its ultra-long-range Global line, the Global 7000 and 8000. Both new jets are priced at $65 million (2010 $), but each offers a different level of range and size that ­corresponds to its nomenclature. The two aircraft use a similar platform in terms of airframe, engines and systems. The Global 7000 will enter service in 2016, followed by the Global 8000 in 2017.

November 30, 2010 - 3:57am

Gulfstream Aerospace announced ambitious plans last month for a $500 million, seven-year expansion project at its Savannah, Ga. headquarters “to ensure that the company is well positioned to meet future demand for business jets and support services.” To facilitate the new development, the aircraft manufacturer entered into a 50-year lease with the Savannah Airport Commission to build additional facilities on 159 acres of airport land.

November 29, 2010 - 10:45am

Gulfstream selected Universal Avionics’ cockpit voice recorder with recorder independent power supply (Rips) and flight data recorder as forward-fit, standard equipment on the G450, G550 and G650. With this move, Gulfstream will be the first fixed-wing OEM to be in compliance with an FAA final rule mandating Rips for
certain aircraft. Rips technology provides a backup power source in the event of a main power failure.

November 29, 2010 - 9:07am

What the GAMA third-quarter numbers subtracted from the upbeat mood generated by October’s NBAA Convention, Gulfstream Aerospace restored in part when it announced ambitious plans last month for a major seven-year expansion project at its Savannah, Ga. headquarters “to ensure that the company is well positioned to meet future demand for business jets and support services” (see page 6).

November 16, 2010 - 11:03am

Gulfstream Aerospace yesterday announced plans for a $500 million, seven-year expansion project at its Savannah headquarters “to ensure that the company is well positioned to meet future demand for business jets and support services.” The aircraft manufacturer entered into a 50-year lease with the Savannah Airport Commission to build additional facilities on 159 acres of airport land.

 
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