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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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Shell Aviation expands refueling network in the Philippines

Shell Aviation has expanded it of its global refueling network to Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB), the second busiest airport in the Philippines.

Shell Aviation customers at CEB will benefit from fuel supply security backed by Shell’s integrated supply chain, with 17 refineries and 10 trading hubs around the world. They will have product quality assurance via Shell’s Fuel Quality Assurance System, professional account management providing a single focal point for fuel requirements across Shell’s global network, and access to local expertise by leveraging Shell’s aviation experience in the Philippines.

Richard Pereira, general manager at Shell Aviation for Asia-Pacific and Middle East, said, “Shell Aviation continues its strategic expansion in key locations with future growth potential like Cebu. We aim to create outstanding value for our customers by delivering world-class aviation fuels and services, safely and on time. Cebu is an exciting addition to our extensive network as we support the progress of the Philippines’ thriving aviation industry.”

Shell Aviation has been active in the Philippines for 55 years, supporting the aviation industry within the country as well as serving a variety of airlines in the Philippines through its global network. Around 8.8 million domestic and international passengers travelled through CEB in 2016, an increase of 13% over 2015.

Albert Tiu, vice president of Petrologistics Corporation (PLC), Shell Aviation’s into-plane operator at CEB, commented, “As local and international airlines begin to launch new services to and from Cebu and capacity at the airport increases, we are pleased to collaborate with Shell Aviation to help meet customer demands and provide supply security at the airport.”

July 3, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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