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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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TAG Aviation exits Spanish market

TAG Aviation Europe has exited the Spanish market as part of its broader plan to consolidate its aircraft operations under a number of strategic Air Operator Certificates (AOC).

An AOC is the approval granted by a national aviation authority to an aircraft operator to allow it to use aircraft for commercial purposes.

TAG has undertaken business in Spain for many years, but the downturn in the Spanish economy combined with the “inflexibility of the regulatory environment” has led to the company’s decision to terminate activities in the country and deploy its resources elsewhere.

Daniel Christe, CEO of TAG Aviation Europe, said, “The decision to leave Spain was a very difficult one, but the limited business aviation market in Spain no longer justifies the cost to support a standalone AOC, especially when more favorable options are available within the TAG organization.”

Christe added that existing clients would be offered the option of enrolling their aircraft on another TAG Europe AOC, and that the company would do its best to relocate TAG Spain employees to other TAG European sites.

May 18, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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