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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.

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Chattanooga Airport FBO is first in world to be LEED Platinum Certified

Chattanooga Airport’s new 9,000ft2 FBO facility has been awarded platinum certification from the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification program.

This is the highest possible level of energy and environmental performance achievement and the FBO is the first aviation terminal in the world to receive such certification.

“This remarkable achievement reflects the Chattanooga Airport’s belief that sustainability is more than a simple responsibility to the environment,” said Dan Jacobson, chairman of the Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport Authority (CMAA). “Sustainability represents our civic duty to improve the quality of life for the community in which we all live, work and play.”

The FBO was designed by Allen & Hoshall and includes a number of green design and construction features, including:
• Almost 4,000 solar panels were installed just south of the terminal, generating more than one megawatt of clean power every year.
• 95% of all construction waste was recycled.
• Furniture throughout the facility was sourced from regional providers, limiting the pollution required to transport the materials.
• Alternative transportation is encouraged and easily accessible for both employees and clients, with direct access to CARTA, bike storage and changing rooms, and reserved parking for low emissions and fuel-efficient vehicles.
• Landscaping throughout the campus is comprised of indigenous plants requiring no water for hydration.

The airport received a Voluntary Airport Low Emissions grant through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which assisted in the development of the one megawatt solar farm.

“This solar farm and the LEED-certified FBO are examples of how to build America’s infrastructure so that it’s sustainable for years to come,” said FAA acting administrator Michael Huerta. “They are innovative, clean energy projects that create jobs and that use American know-how to improve our economy.”

Rick Fedrizzi, President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council added, “The Chattanooga Airport’s LEED certification of the new FBO campus demonstrates tremendous leadership in the sustainability movement. These new FBO facilities efficiently use our natural resources and make an immediate, positive impact on our planet and this community, which will benefit future generations.”

Photo: Michel Lebel


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