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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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StandardAero’s Associated Air Center to cease operations

StandardAero has announced that its large transport category VIP completion center, Associated Air Center (AAC), is to cease operations and close its Dallas Love Field facilities in Texas at the end of the year.

StandardAero, a jet maintenance, repair and overhaul provider based in Arizona, has concluded that the business case for continuing to operate AAC is no longer economically viable as current and future work volumes do not support the fixed costs necessary to operate the facility. The limited pipeline for new business opportunities, excess industry capacity and slowing demands in the VVIP aircraft marketplace, also contributed to the decision.

The announcement additionally aligns with the company’s near-term growth strategy and actions to strengthen StandardAero’s portfolio by expanding its core engine MRO capabilities.

Leading up to the end of the year, StandardAero will be helping affected employees to find positions in other StandardAero business units and will provide a variety of company-funded redeployment and outplacement assistance and services.

Over the next few months, AAC will operate in a business as usual manner to complete obligations on current contracts and service warranties, and to finish projects committed to existing customers. The company will maintain as many employees as necessary to ensure customers are properly supported until all projects have been completed.

September 25, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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