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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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Sky Valet’s Lisbon FBO gains IS-BAH certification

Lisbon Airport’s Sky Valet FBO stopover has obtained IS-BAH (International Standard for Business Aircraft Handling) certification.

The certification forms part of the development strategy for Sky Valet in an effort to establish a pan-European FBO network in Cannes Mandelieu (IS-BAH Level 2 certified), St Tropez, and Paris-Le Bourget in France, and throughout all of Spain and Portugal.

Felipe Carvalho, general manager for Sky Valet Lisbon, said, “We are very proud of the work carried out by our teams to obtain this certification which demonstrates our professionalism and investment to satisfy our customers, including the most demanding, and thus to reaffirm their confidence.”

Michel Tohane, director of the general aviation business unit and Sky Valet, added, “Sky Valet is the leader of its sector in Europe and aims to be the market leader in terms of quality of service. The certification for the Sky Valet stopover in Lisbon marks a new step on the path of excellence, after Cannes Mandelieu Airport achieved IS-BAH Level 2 certification in spring 2017.”

July 10, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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