Gulfstream G550 first took flight 12 years ago this month + More

Gulfstream G550 first took flight 12 years ago this month

It was 12 years ago this month when the Gulfstream G550 took its first flightThe Gulfstream G550 large-cabin, ultra-long-range business jet turned heads right from the start. Less than two weeks after it entered service, a G550 flew nonstop from Seoul, South Korea, to Orlando, Fla., covering the 7,301-nautical-mile(13,521 km) distance in 14.5 hours, and setting a city-pair record. In fact, it would go on to establish 40 city-pair records in its first five years of service.

Gulfstream G550 first took flight 12 years ago this month

The cabin aboard the G550 combines productivity with exceptional comfort. It features up to four distinct living areas, three temperature zones, and a choice of 12 floor-plan configurations with seating for up to 18 passengers. Maintaining contact with the home office is easy thanks to a host of standard communication features: A fax machine, a printer, a wireless local area network and satellite communications. As an option, consider Gulfstream‘s Broad Band Multi-Link (BBML), which combines fast Internet connection speeds with low operating costs.

The value of this world-class airplane is readily apparent in its 6,750 nm(12,501 km) range, its best-in-class cockpit, its advanced technology, its superb warranty, and Gulfstream‘s top-rated customer support network that stands ready to render assistance on six continents.

And, finally, the team that developed the G550 was honored for its work with the Robert J. Collier Trophy, the most prestigious award in aviation today.

You can charter the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 from JetOptions. Happy anniversary Gulfstream G550.

Out with the old and in with a new Falcon 7X

Dubai, UAE-headquartered Empire Aviation Group has replaced one of its Dassault Falcon 7Xs in its fleet with a new one. Acquisition, replacement, registration and induction were all handled by the company on behalf of one of its clients.

“This is a good time for existing aircraft owners to upgrade with business jet prices starting to edge higher,” comments EAG Executive Director Paras P. Dhamecha. “The Falcon fleet continues to grow in the region and [Dassault] continues to invest to support Falcon operators and owners, which is one of the key reasons they are so popular among our aircraft owners.”

Avflight plants FBO at TVC

FBO services provider Avflight Corporation officially kicked off operations at its FBO located in the GA terminal at Cherry Capital, Traverse City, MI (TVC).

The company acknowledged the potential of TVC, as the city is known to be a popular year-round tourist destination. Avflight President Carl Muhs hopes visitors will take advantage of Avflight’s presence at the airport, especially during big events in the region: “These […] events bring a diverse crowd of travelers to northern Michigan,” he comments.

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