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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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Air Partner acquires ATC provider SafeSkys

Air Partner has acquired SafeSkys Limited, an environmental and air traffic control services provider to UK and international airports. SafeSkys provides services at 16 civilian and military airports in the UK, and employs over 80 people.

As part of Air Partner’s consulting and training division, SafeSkys’ ATC and environmental activities will extend the group’s capabilities and international presence in aviation safety.

Mark Briffa, chief executive at Air Partner, said, “SafeSkys has built a great reputation providing environmental and air traffic control services to UK and international airports. I am delighted to welcome Richard Barber and the SafeSkys staff and customers to the Air Partner group.

“SafeSkys specialist activities in sectors core to aviation safety, and the team’s passion and customer focus make SafeSkys a great acquisition for Air Partner, adding to our capabilities in managed services, consulting and training, and extending our activities with the airport customers.

“We look forward to supporting SafeSkys UK and international growth in the years ahead with investment in organic initiatives and complementary acquisition.”

SafeSkys specializes in wildlife hazard management and bird control services, with its consulting and training activity delivering a range of services such as Wildlife Hazard Management Plans (WHMP) reports that advise on preventative measures to control future bird strikes and other wildlife risks.

As an accredited Air Navigation Service Provider (ANSP), SafeSkys provides the complete package for airport ATC services, with ATC officers, flight information service officers and ATC engineers to manage ATC communications and navigation aids. SafeSkys currently provides turnkey ATC services at three UK airports.

Richard Barber, founder and CEO of SafeSkys, added, “This is an exciting opportunity for the great team at SafeSkys and for our customers, and it is a natural development for the company after 24 years of successful operation and growth at the forefront of the industry.

“I am delighted that we join a global aviation services group which shares our passion for delivering world class customer services and excellence in aviation safety.

“We are confident that Air Partner’s long-term strategy and approach, their global office infrastructure, financial strength and transparency will enable us to enhance our offering and develop the business even further.”

October 2, 2017

Written by Kirstie Pickering


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