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Gulfstream Aerospace celebrates flight test program milestone

Gulfstream Aerospace has reflected on the first ten flight tests for the Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600 jets. The jets are twin-engine, with the G500 replacing the G450. The G500 has a range of 5,000 nautical miles (9,260km) at Mach 0.85, with nonstop flights connecting distant cities such as Istanbul to Cape Town, Los Angeles to London, and San Francisco to Tokyo. The G600 can fly 4,800 nautical miles (8,890km) at a high-speed cruise of Mach 0.90, and seats up to 19 passengers, with room for nine to sleep.

19th September 2017



Dassault's Falcon 5X jet takes its first flight

Fractional-share provider PlaneSense has completed a five-yearly functional test of its emergency fire extinguishing system in its 40,000ft2 hangar at its Portsmouth International Airport headquarters in New Hampshire.

29th August 2017

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Hawker Beechcraft Services announces plans for new facility in Northeast US

Hawker Beechcraft Global Customer Support (GCS) has announced it has finalized agreements with the Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) and the Delaware Economic Development Office to open a new Hawker Beechcraft Services (HBS) aircraft maintenance facility at New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Delaware.

The facility will serve as the northeast regional service center for the HBS network and is expected to open in the second quarter of 2012.

“Hawker Beechcraft has a large fleet of customers residing in the Northeastern United States,” said Christi Tannahill, Hawker Beechcraft vice president, GCS. “Our customers have been requesting a factory service facility in the region and, with a dedication to providing a world-class customer experience, we are pleased to be responding to their request.”

Overall, the facility is approximately 60,000ft². This includes 40,000ft² of hangar space, 8,500ft² of back shop space and 10,000ft² of office space. HBS is also investing to make the facility feel like the customer’s home office. The upgraded facility will offer guest offices for customers to use while their aircraft is being serviced, with each workspace supplying full office amenities such as computers, Wi-Fi access, printers, and phones.

The new location will be a full-service maintenance repair and overhaul facility offering airframe, engines, avionics, and mobile service support for the company’s entire product line from single-engine Bonanza aircraft to the super-midsize Hawker 4000.

 


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