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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

This month (October), Business Airport International would like to know, which of these statements best describe your awareness of GDPR?


Jet Aviation Zurich FBO handles majority of WEF 2016 flights

Following months of preparation, Jet Aviation Zurich served the majority of aircraft and passengers attending the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on January 20-23, handling 612 movements and 1,830 passengers while supporting fuel sales of 1.5 million liters.

“WEF represents Jet Aviation’s annual operational highlight during which we welcome and take care of a host of distinguished guests and aircraft arriving in Zurich,” said Monica Beusch, general manager of Jet Aviation Zurich.

“Maintaining the highest service standards while dealing with these kinds of numbers in such a short timeframe requires total commitment and careful planning. We received high praise from a number of customers who depend on our personalized services and I am very proud of the team. I was particularly pleased by their professional cooperation with the authorities and security, which helped ensure seamless handling for our guests.”

To help cope with the surge of handling requests during the WEF, Jet Aviation Zurich brought in team members from its EMEA FBOs in Geneva (Switzerland); Dusseldorf, Berlin and Munich (Germany); and Dubai (UAE). In addition, the company increased its automobile fleet by 15 cars airside and two landside vehicles.

January 26, 2016

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