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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



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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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Jet Aviation Vienna gets FAA Repair Station approval

Jet Aviation’s MRO and FBO facility at Vienna International Airport, Austria, has received approval from the Federal Aviation Association (FAA) to provide line and base maintenance to aircraft that are N (USA) registered. There are said to be almost 500 N-registered aircraft based or operating in Europe, the Middle East, Africa (EEMA) and Asia.

The premises in Vienna has a 43,000ft² hangar, and is already authorized as a Cessna service center. It also offers support for most Bombardier and Learjet aircraft, in addition to the Gulfstream GV-SP series.

Hakan Tin, managing director of Jet Aviation’s Vienna location, said, “Our facility in Vienna provides much-needed maintenance support to aircraft owners and operators in Eastern Europe, where approximately 10% of all N-registered aircraft across EMEA and Asia are based or operating.

“Vienna is a popular destination for business aviation aircraft and these additional service capabilities offer significant benefit to all N-registered owners and operators that travel in the region.”

April 7, 2017

Written by Chris Anderson


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