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Aircraft owners opting for the upgrade package will have the original factory-installed Williams FJ44-1A engines retrofitted with a pair of HF120s.
He joined Gulfstream in 1999 as a senior financial controller.
The Sapphire upgrade program is a “comprehensive package of modifications that will enhance performance, reliability and comfort.”
Approval clears the way for EASA-registered customers to start taking delivery of the new aircraft.
New propellers will be formally introduced at the NBAA Convention next month.
The Epic Card is now accepted at thousands of FBOs globally that process through the U.S. Bank Multi Service Aviation Network.
Deliveries of the fly-by-wire midsize business jets are expected to start in 2016.
Activity in the U.S. rose for the ninth straight month, climbing 0.9 percent last month versus a year ago.
The new paint hangar will support the company’s growing aircraft refurbishment work.
The cost of a respray is around 1 percent of the aircraft’s value, but could increase its value by up to 10 percent.