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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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Bombardier expands parts availability for business aircraft customers

Bombardier Business Aircraft has confirmed it is to continue its expansion of worldwide parts availability for its growing fleet of Learjet, Challenger and Global aircraft. As part of the company’s commitment to operators in the USA, Latin America and Asia, the company recently opened parts depots in Miami, Florida, and Tianjin, China.

To ensure that customers can benefit from both parts availability and maintenance support, the new parts depots in Miami and Tianjin are located near major airports, in addition to Bombardier Aircraft Service Centers in Fort Lauderdale and Tianjin.

Guillaume Landrivon, vice president for worldwide parts services, Bombardier, said, “Since March 2017, our customers have realized cost savings using the company’s new on-the-spot price-match guarantee in addition to benefitting from our two-year warranty.

“We’ve added thousands of parts to our network and can match the price of competitors. We want to be our customers’ first choice for maintenance by offering greater flexibility, more resources, and faster access to world-class maintenance support.”

The Bombardier parts services team includes 24/7 live support and a global network of 10 parts distribution sites that move nearly 70,000 aircraft parts monthly to support customers worldwide.

Jean-Christophe Gallagher, vice president and general manager for customer experience, added, “Our focus has been and continues to be on keeping our worldwide services network aligned with the needs of our customers in every region.

“With an increasing fleet of business jets, we’re continually expanding our network and services offerings to maximize the efficiency of our customers’ aircraft operations.”

September 25, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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