Gulfstream G650

February 11, 2014 - 10:46pm

Arriving at a show without new speed record claims would be unthinkable for Gulfstream, and the airframer has not disappointed for this show with new achievements for its super midsize G280 and the ultra long-range G650.

The G650 flew from Hawaii to Singapore in 14 hours 6 minutes. For the 5,909 nm, the average Mach number was therefore 0.85.

February 11, 2014 - 10:46pm
Gulfstream has enjoyed a surge of sales in the region over the 2008-2014 time period.

Gulfstream Aerospace is here with its entire line of business jets, hoping to keep its Asia Pacific fleet growing after a spectacular surge over the 2008-2014 period. On the static display, airshow visitors can see the G150, G280, G450, G550 and G650 models, with the super-midsize G280 and the ultra long-range G650 being debutants at the Singapore Airshow. The airframer is continuing to invest in its sales force and product support offering in the region, Roger Sperry, senior regional v-p international sales told AIN.

February 11, 2014 - 3:10pm

Gulfstream Aerospace’s G650 added another city-pair record to its résumé, flying the 5,905-nm route from Honolulu to Singapore for the 2014 Singapore Airshow on Friday in 14 hours 6 minutes. The aircraft, which carried two passengers and five crewmembers, averaged Mach 0.85 over the record-breaking flight, despite flying against headwinds exceeding 100 knots for more than half the flight. Once the U.S. National Aeronautic Association validates the new record, the flagship Gulfstream will have amassed 39 such milestones.

February 11, 2014 - 3:15am
Jet Aviation’s expanded Seletar hangar triples the size of the original structure at right.

Business aviation services group Jet Aviation (Booth E83) is set to significantly boost its maintenance capability in Asia when it completes construction of 79-foot high second hangar at Singapore’s Seletar Aerospace Park in April. The new $25 million facility will triple the size of its present facility adding almost 54,000 sq ft of hangar space.

February 10, 2014 - 8:00pm
ExecuJet’s new FBO at Bali International Airport is set to move into a new general aviation terminal now being built alongside its existing facility.

Switzerland-based business aviation services group ExecuJet Aviation, which is exhibiting at the Singapore Airshow for the first time (Booth D87), is set to significantly boost its presence in the Asian market during the course of 2014.

February 6, 2014 - 1:10pm
This Cessna Citation Sovereign was the first business jet to arrive at the 2014 Singapore Air Show static display.

A slew of business aircraft will be on static display next week at the biennial Singapore Airshow, which will be held at its usual venue adjacent to Changi International Airport. The list includes the Beechcraft King Air 250 and 350i; Bombardier Global 6000 and Challenger 605; Cessna Caravan and Citation Sovereign+; Dassault Falcon 7X; Gulfstream G280 and G650; Piaggio Avanti II; Pilatus PC-12; and Socata TBM850.

February 4, 2014 - 3:10am

The worldwide supply of used aircraft is revisiting a level not seen in more than five years, despite a growing business jet population that saw nearly 4,000 enter service during that period. The U.S. claimed nearly half of those new aircraft deliveries, followed by Europe and Asia, South America and Africa and Australia. One might speculate that if a buyer is purchasing a business jet in a down economy there must be an excellent reason for the investment, and perhaps this is why only 200 of those delivered during this period have made their way onto the used market.

January 23, 2014 - 3:20pm
Gulfstream Aerospace had a banner year in 2013. According to full-year results from parent company General Dynamics, the aerospace division, which includes Gulfstream and Jet Aviation, saw revenues climb 17.4 percent year-over-year to $8.118 billion, while profits soared 65 percent to $1.416 billion.  Gulfstream delivered 144 completed jets (121 large-cabin and 23 midsize jets) last year versus 94 (83 large-cabin and 11 midsize) in 2012. Meanwhile, backlog was boosted in the fourth quarter mainly by rising

Gulfstream Aerospace “is the primary growth engine for both earnings and revenue” at General Dynamics, parent company chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic said yesterday during a fourth-quarter investor call. The company’s aerospace unit, which includes Gulfstream and Jet Aviation, had a “very good year” in 2013, she added.

January 15, 2014 - 11:45am

The EASA has approved Gulfstream’s London Luton Airport service center for maintenance on the G280. This comes after the Luton facility was approved for the G650 last year; both new jets entered service in late 2012. “Gulfstream Luton’s ability to work on our newest aircraft brings an added level of convenience to G650 and G280 operators based in Europe,” said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream Product Support. “With our factory-trained technicians and the addition of G650- and G280-specific tooling, we are well equipped to meet our customers’ maintenance needs.”

January 6, 2014 - 2:50am

The world’s economy, for the most part, is slowly and steadily improving, but that has not yet provided the general aviation industry with a shot in the arm. During the past year only two clean-sheet jet designs were formally unveiled–the Pilatus PC-24 and Dassault Falcon 5X–but these were known to be under way for many years before this year’s public program launches.

 
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