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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 hosts grand opening for Massachusetts FBO at Boston/Bedford

Jet Aviation celebrated the opening of the new hangar and FBO terminal at its Boston/Bedford facility at Hanscom Field Airport in Bedford, Massachusetts with a grand opening. The new 40,000ft² hangar can handle aircraft sized up to the Gulfstream G650 and the Global 7000.

The two-story FBO terminal has 13,000ft² dedicated to customer service and another 16,000ft² of office and shop space. The 92,000ft² ramp and apron have been upgraded, while a new entrance roadway, parking, and utilities connecting to the FBO have been installed.

Rob Smith, president of Jet Aviation, commented, “With these new facilities and added capabilities at Boston/Bedford, Jet Aviation is truly taking a big step into the future of premium service for our customers and the community here.

“The new state-of-the-art facilities are designed and built to improve safety and efficiency, and are also more protective of the environment. We are working with the United States Green Building Council to gain Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.”

The grand opening featured a welcome reception attended by more than 80 guests, including customers, business and government leaders, airport executives, project developers and members of the aviation industry.

John Langevin, vice president of Jet Aviation FBO operations in North America, added, “The expanded FBO at Boston/Bedford is among many recent and upcoming improvements to Jet Aviation’s Global FBO Network.

“The new FBO at Washington Dulles International Airport opened in April and a grand opening is planned soon for the newly-branded Jet Aviation San Juan FBO at Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport in Puerto Rico.”

July 17, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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