Gulf Stream

April 24, 2008 - 11:00am

Sales of Gulfstream business jets in the first quarter increased 17 percent year-over-year, Nicholas Chabraja, chairman and CEO of parent company General Dynamics, said yesterday during an investor conference call. According to Chabraja, backlog at the Savannah, Ga. aircraft manufacturer climbed $200 million in the quarter, and that includes only sales of in-production aircraft.

April 16, 2008 - 11:47am

Playing its cards close, Savannah, Ga.-based Gulfstream Aerospace is still officially saying little about its “mystery” follow-on to the G-IV, but there are whispers that more may be revealed about the airplane later this year.

April 9, 2008 - 6:27am

“Parting is such sweet sorrow” may have befitted the relationship between Romeo and Juliet, but for UAL Corp. and Gulfstream Aerospace, the parting is far from sweet.

March 26, 2008 - 9:43am

Gulfstream Aerospace received FAA approval of an aircraft service change (ASC) for the Gulfstream II fuselage, effectively extending the life of the airframe from 20,000 to 36,000 flight hours. Life-extension work on the Gulfstreams, consisting primarily of inspections, will initially be done at Gulfstream’s main Savannah, Ga. facility but will eventually be expanded to other sites.

March 25, 2008 - 8:34am

Over the next several months, Gulfstream will end Gulfstream 200 (nee Galaxy) business jet completion work at Alliance Airport in Fort Worth, Texas, and turn the facility into the company’s sales and design headquarters. The former Galaxy Aerospace facility was acquired when General Dynamics (Gulfstream’s parent) purchased the company last June. Gulfstream 200 completions are being transferred to Dallas Love Field.

February 18, 2008 - 2:09am

The General Administration of the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) has awarded type certification to Gulfstream Aerospace for five of its business jet models–the Gulfstream GV, G350, G450, G500 and G550. The TC allows the registration and operation of all those models within China.

February 8, 2008 - 9:13am

The FlightSafety International Gulfstream G150 simulator has received European level-D simulator qualification, the first such approval for a G150 simulator, according to the companies.

In addition, the European Aviation Safety Agency has approved FlightSafety’s G150 maintenance training program, located at the Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center. A second device is slated to enter service in next year’s first quarter.

February 8, 2008 - 9:13am

The FlightSafety International Gulfstream G150 simulator has received European level-D simulator qualification, the first such approval for a G150 simulator, according to the companies.

In addition, the European Aviation Safety Agency has approved FlightSafety’s G150 maintenance training program, located at the Dallas/Fort Worth Learning Center. A second device is slated to enter service in next year’s first quarter.

February 5, 2008 - 11:26am

International orders accounted for more than half of Gulfstream’s 2007 earnings and contributed to a 17.3-percent increase in net sales last year, to $4.8 billion, up from $4.1 billion in 2006.

February 5, 2008 - 11:26am

International orders accounted for more than half of Gulfstream’s 2007 earnings and contributed to a 17.3-percent increase in net sales last year, to $4.8 billion, up from $4.1 billion in 2006.

 
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