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Gulfstream G280 Adds Another Speed Record to Books, G650ER and G450 at Paris Air Show Today

Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Gulfstream at Paris Air Show

Gulfstream G650ER is at Paris Air Show

The Gulfstream G650ER and G450 will be on display at the 2015 Paris Air Show, June 15 through 21.

Gulfstream G450 is at Paris Airshow

Gulfstream G280 Adds Another Speed Record to Books

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that the Gulfstream G280 recently added to its growing list of city-pair records, this time linking Paris with Abu Dhabi.

Gulfstream G280 sets record

On April 24, the super mid-sized aircraft traveled from Paris-Le Bourget Airport to Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. The distance of 2,908 nautical miles/5,386 kilometers was covered in 6 hours and 16 minutes at an average speed of Mach 0.82.

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the G280’s 51st city-pair mark will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for consideration as a world record.

Gulfstream G280

“It’s a testament to the G280’s many attributes that we’ve delivered more than 60 of these aircraft to operators in 11 countries,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280 had the best range, speed, fuel efficiency and cabin comfort in its class when it entered the marketplace in November 2012, and nothing has changed. It is also one of the most reliable aircraft in the industry.”

Originally projected to fly 3,400 nm/6,297 km, the G280 surpassed expectations by 200 nm/370 km, resulting in more city-pair connections, excellent fuel efficiency and lower operating costs for customers. The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and a superior cabin with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and in-flight access to the baggage compartment.

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Gulfstream G280 Performance Boost, Citation Latitude Europe Tour, Legacy 450 Certified

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Gulfstream G280 Gets Performance Boost Through Software Upgrade

Update Improves Landing Distance, Enhances Flight Management System and Enables Synthetic Vision

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced that an avionics software upgrade resulting in improved aircraft performance is now available for the Gulfstream G280.

Gulfstream G280

The new PlaneView280TM software, offered in conjunction with supplier Rockwell Collins, results in slower approach speeds, shorter landing distances, and enhanced flight management system performance.

“The G280 was already a top-performing aircraft in its class,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “With this upgrade, the aircraft’s performance is even better. Our customers will appreciate the increased functionality and utility, the operational improvements, the enhanced display layout and the improved situational awareness.”

The upgrade reduces G280 approach speeds by up to 9 knots. The landing distance with the new software is 2,380 feet/725 meters, a decrease of 270 ft/82 m.

Continue Reading About the Gulfstream G280 on gulfstreamnews.com »


Cessna Citation Latitude begins European tour

Cessna has begun a three-week European demonstration tour of its new Citation Latitude with the annual Business and General Aviation day (BGAD), held on 15 September at London Biggin Hill airport – the first stop on its multi-city itinerary.

The $16.3 million, midsize business jet is the newest aircraft in Cessna’s 16-strong product line. It secured FAA certification in June, following a three-and-a-half year development effort, and entered service with a US owner in August.

Cessna Citation Latitude begins Europe tour

The Textron Aviation subsidiary now anticipates European validation for the nine-seat aircraft in the fourth quarter. “We are eager to get the Latitude approved in Europe so we can begin deliveries to our customers here,” says Textron Aviation’s vice-president of sales for Europe, Tom Perry.

Europe is one of the largest markets for the Citation business jet family with an inventory of around 830 aircraft…

Continue reading about the Cessna Citation Latitude European at Flightglobal.com»


Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 450 Gains EASA Certification

Embraer Executive Jets Legacy 450 has received type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA). The aircraft has met or surpassed all design goals, exceeding targets such as range, runway performance, hot-and-high takeoff distance and maximum payload. The conclusion of the process in Europe follows the recent certification granted by the Brazil and U.S. aviation agencies.

“This is a great achievement that paves the way for deliveries to begin in the member states of the European Union as well as in EASA-associated countries,” said Marco Tulio Pellegrini, President & CEO of Embraer Executive Jets. “The Legacy 450 is a revolutionary business jet that re-enforces our commitment to deliver true innovation to the market.”

Embraer Legacy 450 EASA certified

With a range of up to 2,575 nautical miles (4,769 km), the mid-light Legacy 450 can fly nonstop from New York to Las Vegas, Dubai to Moscow and Jakarta to Hong Kong. The aircraft has the largest cabin in its class, comfortable seating for up to 9 passengers, and is the first jet in its category to replace conventional controls with full digital fly-by-wire technology.

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Flexjet Accelerates Deliveries Of Gulfstream G450s, Gulfstream G280 Ailerons, Caravan Garmin Upgrade, Nextant Aerospace

Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Caravan Gets Garmin Upgrade

Under Garmin’s AML STC, Mid-Canada Mod Center recently completed and placed back into service a full Garmin G600 cockpit and avionics mod to a Cessna 208 Caravan. The G600 suite provides enhanced situational awareness with safety and pilot workload reduction. The dual-screen G600 pairs both a primary flight display (PFD) and a multifunction (MFD) display in a single 10-inch wide bezel.

Garmin G600 cockpit Cessna Caravan

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Flexjet Accelerates Deliveries Of Gulfstream G450s

Beginning To Exercise Order Options, Taking Steps to Expedite Delivery Of Entire Gulfstream Fleet

Flexjet has accelerated deliveries of the Gulfstream G450 business jets it has on order in response to what the fractional company says is heavy market demand. With the accelerated delivery schedule, six G450s will be flying in the Flexjet fleet by the end of this year.

Gulfstream G450

The G450 is part of an order Flexjet placed in October 2014 for up to 50 aircraft, also including the G500 and G650, from Gulfstream’s iconic line of business jets. Through its close partnership with Gulfstream, Flexjet will closely monitor demand and collaborate with the manufacturer to accelerate deliveries and exercise any of the additional 26 options whenever possible.

Continue Reading About Flexjet and Gulfstream G450 orders on aero-news.net »

Kaman Awarded Five-Year Contract Extension For G280 Gulfstream Program

Expected Value Of The Deal Is More Than $27 Million

Kaman Aerosystems’ UK operation has been successful in securing a five-year contract extension on the Gulfstream G280 program for the supply of ailerons and winglets to Triumph Aerostructures.

Gulfstream G280

 

This takes the period of program deliveries out to 2019 and firmly consolidates Kaman as a key supplier on the G280 program. The contract extension has an expected value of more than $27 million over the next 5 years.

Gulfstream G280

Continue Reading about the Gulfstream G280 on aero-news.net »

A new idea for old platforms

Nextant Aerospace is a new type of company in the business aviation industry. Rather than spending a $1 billion to develop a new business jet from scratch, the company utilizes existing platforms and upgrades the engines, avionics, and performance, creating a modern aircraft at a lower cost. The process is called remanufacturing.

Nextant 400Xti

Located in Cleveland, Ohio, Nextant was founded in 2007 and is part of the Directional Capital family of companies. It currently offers a light jet and will soon offer turboprop aircraft.

Continue Reading About Nextant on fly-corporate.com »

Private Jets Sale – Charter: Global Express, GIV, Challenger 604, G550, Challenger 850ER

Friday, February 24th, 2017

Private Jets for Sale – Charter – February 22nd, 2017: 2001 Bombardier Global Express, 1986 Gulfstream IV, 2004 Bombardier Challenger 604, 2011 Gulfstream G550, 2008 Bombardier Challenger 850ER

This is our regular installment of selected private jets for sale (and charter) from our friends at GlobalAir. Since 1995 GlobalAir has been the world’s leader in listing aircraft for sale. Their goal is to connect aircraft sellers and buyers and to allow them to find, showcase and sell their aircraft not only locally but to a worldwide market. GlobalAir.com is a great research tool that is informative and easy to use. Because of the positive feedback from our clients that have used GlobalAir, JetOptions is featuring them on our site as a resource we recommend. They provide a great experience whether you are listing or looking to purchase a private jet. At GlobalAir, you will find a large variety of private jets and other private aircraft for sale as well as leasing opportunities.

On a regular basis, we showcase a selection of 5 private jets that are new to the market and are for sale. Finding a private jet for sale on GlobalAir.com can be done quickly and with ease by using the many different search features they offer. You can search by aircraft broker, aircraft manufacturer, and aircraft classification. They also offer the ability to compare aircraft for sale side by side. Whether you are buying or selling a private aircraft, GlobalAir.com is the place to start.

You can charter any of the private jet models you see below and many others from JetOptions.


2001 Global Express

SN: 9080

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1986 Gulfstream IV

SN: 1007

  • Brought to you by Welsch Aviation
  • Houston FSDO Part 135 Certified
  • Excellent U.S. Pedigree
  • No Known Damage History
  • Gulfstream Computerized Maintenance Program
  • 72 Month Inspection Completed December 2016
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2004 Challenger 604

SN: 5566


2011 Gulfstream G550

SN: 5295

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  • GAC LGB – Completion EIS February 21, 2011 w/ LG Electronics
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  • 2186 Hours APU – No MSP No RRCC on Engines
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2008 Challenger 850ER

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Gulfstream G150, Aircraft Fuel Cell Propulsion, New Generation Aviation Director

Tuesday, August 11th, 2015

Gulfstream G150 Positioned For Long Life In Fleet

Swan song for the smallest Gulfstream

The G150 is something of a head-scratcher in the used aircraft market because, “There’s a disconnect between the price sellers will accept and the prices buyers are willing to pay,” says Jay Mesinger, president of Mesinger Jet Sales in Boulder, Colorado. “Sellers have been asking $6 million to $8 million and buyers are willing to pay $4 million to $5 million. That creates a quagmire.”

Gulfstream G150 at NBAA 2014

Yet, the G150 is one of the fastest and most cost-effective mid-light business aircraft that is capable of flying non-stop between most coastal cities in the U.S. Assuming an ideal NBAA profile, it can fly four passengers 2,988 nm at its long-range cruise speed. It offers slightly better range performance compared to the cramped G100 from which it is derived. In addition, its cabin is 12-in. wider than its predecessor and its wide-oval cross-section actually makes available more usable head and shoulder room than some larger midsize jets having circular fuselages.

Gulfstream G150 mid light business jet tail

Many potential used jet buyers, however, shied away from the G150 in favor of the Citation Sovereign, which has slightly less range, but a longer cabin and class-leading short-field performance. The Sovereign sells for $6 million to $7 million in the resale market, Mesinger notes.

Continue reading about the Gulfstream G150 on aviationweek.com »


 


The New-Generation Aviation Director

It takes a strong flight department leader who is attuned to the business needs of the company to bridge the gap between hangar and headquarters.

New Generation Aviation Director

“Closing the Gap Between Hangar and Headquarters,” which appeared in the May/June edition of Business Aviation Insider, looked at the divide between many flight departments and their company headquarters. This second story in the four-part series on this subject provides recommendations on how an aviation director with the right business and communication skills can form a strong partnership between the flight department and company headquarters.

In today’s evolving corporate environment, what essential attributes should a strong aviation director or flight department manager have?

“Flight departments need to make a shift in how they view the requisite skill set for an effective aviation director,” said Mike Nichols, NBAA’s vice president of operational excellence and professional development. “Historically, the flight department director has been the most senior pilot. Going forward, companies expect their flight departments to be run by skilled leaders and asset managers.”

Steve Brechter, senior advisor of operations at Gray Stone Advisors – a Knoxville, TN-based advisory firm that helps business aviation leaders align flight department operations with corporate expectations – suggests there are four critical attributes of a good aviation director:

Business acumen

Astute communication

Proactive asset management

Effective partnering with the parent company

Continue reading about the new generation aviation director on NBAA.org »


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Wednesday, June 24th, 2015

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Gulfstream Renewable Fuels Agreement and G280, G500, G550, G600 G650ER News

Monday, May 18th, 2015

There is quite a bit of business aviation news from Gulfstream:

Low-Carbon, Renewable Jet Fuel To Be Used In Daily Operations

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. and its fuel supplier, World Fuel Services Inc., recently finalized a three-year agreement that provides Gulfstream with a consistent supply of renewable fuels for its daily flight operations in Savannah.

The fuel is a 30/70 blend of low-carbon, drop-in renewable fuel and Jet-A. It provides the same performance as conventional, petroleum-based jet fuel and requires no changes to factory-standard engines or aircraft. Each gallon of renewable fuel burned is expected to achieve a more than 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, relative to petroleum-based jet fuel, on a lifecycle basis.

“This agreement with World Fuel is a testament to Gulfstream’s commitment to sustainability,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “We were the first in the business aviation industry to fly our full fleet to the National Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition on renewable fuels, and the Gulfstream G450 was the first business jet to cross the Atlantic using renewable fuels.

With this agreement, Gulfstream is expected to become the first business jet manufacturer to use renewable fuels on a day-to-day basis, another step in our efforts to reduce our carbon footprint and help our industry achieve its sustainability goals.”

Continue Reading about Gulfstream and renewable fuels on gulfstreamnews.com »

Gulfstream Makes Significant Progress On G500 And G600 Programs

More Than 34,000 Hours Of Lab Testing Complete

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced that development programs for its all-new aircraft family, the Gulfstream G500 and G600, are well under way; with two of five G500 flight-test aircraft complete and the remaining three in production. The G500 has completed its operational checks and is undergoing taxi validation prior to first flight.

Gulfstream G500

“Thanks to the hard work, commitment and innovation of our employees, we’ve already achieved several program milestones,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream.

Gulfstream G600

Gulfstream introduced the G500 and G600 on Oct. 14, 2014, at one of its new manufacturing facilities in Savannah. During the event, the first G500 rolled out under its own power.

Gulfstream G500

 

Since then, Gulfstream has inducted two G500 aircraft into the flight-test center in preparation for officially launching the flight-test program later this quarter. Additionally, ground vibration and structural mode interaction testing are complete; the structural test article achieved limit load; and all suppliers have validated the aircraft safety of flight requirements, clearing the aircraft for flight.

Gulfstream has also started manufacturing the first G600 aircraft, which will be used as part of the four-aircraft flight-test program. Wind-tunnel testing for both aircraft is complete, and more than 34,000 hours of lab testing have been logged. Additionally, the company recently started testing in the G600 integration test facility (ITF) and initiated construction of the G600 iron bird, which will allow full evaluation of the aircraft’s systems and software.

Continue Reading about the G500 and G600 programs on gulfstreamnews.com »

Aircraft Links Casablanca With New York And Dubai

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently celebrated a milestone with the entry-into-service of its first G280 business jet registered in Morocco. The G280 received a type acceptance certificate in March from Morocco’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation, whose approval was based on the aircraft’s type certification from the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in February 2013.

Gulfstream G280

“We are delighted that this outstanding aircraft has been delivered to North Africa,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “The G280’s class-leading range, technology, fuel efficiency and comfort have made it a popular choice for customers since it entered the marketplace in November 2012.”

Gulfstream G280

With a range of 3,600 nautical miles/6,667 kilometers at Mach 0.80, the G280 can fly nonstop from Casablanca to New York and Dubai.  The aircraft has tremendous performance capabilities and the most comfortable cabin in its class with the Gulfstream-designed cabin management and high-definition entertainment systems, industry-leading cabin sound levels, 19 super-sized windows and access to the baggage compartment from the cabin.

Gulfstream G280

This G280’s delivery flight to Morocco included an opening-leg journey from Gulfstream’s completions facility in Dallas to Santa Maria Island in the Azores. The distance of 3,572 nm/6,615 km was covered in 6 hours, 59 minutes.

Continue Reading about the G280 delivered in Morocco on gulfstreamnews.com »

Milestone Delivery Reflects G550’s Status As Market Leader

Aerospace Corp. recently delivered the 500th Gulfstream G550. The customer, Abbott, headquartered in Abbott Park, Illinois, has taken delivery of the aircraft.

Gulfstream G550

“The Gulfstream G550 is one of the most capable and dependable business jets in the skies today,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “With an average NBAA Dispatch Reliability rate of 99.9 percent, the G550 consistently proves its mettle as a vital business tool, allowing companies to advance their business around the world effectively and efficiently. Given its best-in-class payload and range benefits, the G550 is also a great value for operators, another reason why this aircraft is the market leader in its class.”

Gulfstream G550

“Gulfstream has been a long-standing supplier of our aviation needs,” said Steven Hawkins, director of aviation for Abbott. “We congratulate them for attaining this milestone.”

The G550 can fly up to 51,000 feet/15,545 meters and at speeds up to Mach 0.885. Powered by two Rolls-Royce BR710 engines, the aircraft can carry eight passengers and four crew 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers. The G550 cabin can be configured with three or four seating areas and can accommodate up to 18 passengers.

Gulfstream G550

The G550 features the PlaneView cockpit along with Gulfstream’s Enhanced Vision System and the optional Synthetic Vision-Primary Flight Display, which enhances safety through improved pilot situational awareness. The G550 flight deck also launched Gulfstream PlaneConnect, an advanced system that automatically transmits reports on the aircraft’s condition to maintenance experts on the ground, facilitating a quick resolution of any possible issues.

Continue Reading about the 500th G550 delivered on gulfstreamnews.com »

Gulfstream G650ER Continues Record Run

Aircraft Connects Major Hubs, Claims Two More Speed Records

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently announced that its newest flagship, the Gulfstream G650ER, has connected three cities in record time.

Gulfstream G650ER

On April 23, the aircraft departed London Luton Airport and touched down at Hong Kong International Airport, flying 5,588 nautical miles/10,349 kilometers at an average speed of Mach 0.90 for 10 hours and 27 minutes. The aircraft then departed Hong Kong on April 25 and flew 5,905 nm/10,936 km at an average speed of Mach 0.90, landing at King County International Airport/Boeing Field in Seattle to complete the flight in 10 hours and 25 minutes. Both times, the aircraft landed with fuel in excess of National Business Aviation Association’s instrument flight rules reserves.

Gulfstream G650ER

“The G650ER sets a new standard in business travel,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Worldwide Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “Many of our customers routinely travel these routes. Being able to get them there faster is one of the many reasons why the G650ER is the most capable and technologically advanced business jet on the market.”

Pending approval by the U.S. National Aeronautic Association, the city-pair records will be sent to the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale in Switzerland for recognition as world records.

Gulfstream G650ER

In addition to these recent records, the G650ER set two speed records during flight testing in 2014 when it flew from Los Angeles to Melbourne, Australia, at an average speed of Mach 0.86, and then from Hong Kong to Teterboro, New Jersey, at an average speed of Mach 0.865. In February, the aircraft circled the globe with just one stop and also completed the farthest flight in its history, traveling 8,000 nm/14,816 km from Singapore to Las Vegas nonstop.

Continue Reading about the G650ER on gulfstreamnews.com »


Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, today announced that the all-new Gulfstream G500 successfully completed its first flight. The G500 is part of Gulfstream’s new family of clean-sheet aircraft, the G500 and G600, and the first of the two to begin flight tests.

Gulfstream G500 Completes First Flight

The G500 took off at 10:39 a.m. May 18 from Savannah-Hilton Head International Airport, with Gulfstream experimental test pilots Scott Martin and Kevin Claffy at the controls. Flight Test engineer Bill Osborne provided on-board support.

The aircraft climbed to an initial altitude of 10,500 feet/3,200 meters and reached a maximum altitude of 15,000 ft/4,572 m. During the 2-hour-and-16-minute flight, the crew exercised all primary flight control systems; evaluated handling qualities in takeoff and landing configurations; performed a simulated approach and go-around; and checked all systems using the SymmetryTM flight deck touchscreen controllers. The aircraft achieved a maximum air speed of 194 knots. It landed back in Savannah at 12:55 p.m. local time.

“The successful first flight of N500GA represents the tremendous investments we have made in the G500 program,” said Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “We have achieved this milestone thanks to Gulfstream’s world-class research and development teams and our commitment to setting new standards for business aviation.”

Years before this first flight, Gulfstream established four labs dedicated to the G500 program

Continue reading about the G500’s first flight»