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Gulfstream sticks to its traditions with the G650

Gulfstream has launched its G650 widebody business jet. A new Gulfstream is big news and the G650 looks, well, like a Gulfstream. It looks like a pumped-up G550, but it’s all-new, including the type certificate, which will say GVI – sixth in an illustrious line stretching back 50 years to the GI (my favourite). It’s […]

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A composite-fuselage Gulfstream?

Conspiracy theory time. Aviation International News is linking the appointment of new director of composite technology at Gulfstream to the company’s plans for a new flagship bizjet. An aircraft with a composite fuselage. And AIN is not alone in making the connection. Here’s how the thinking goes. Gulfstream’s parent General Dynamics makes no secret of […]

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Ahead by a nose – NASA shows its testing skills

My colleague Steve Trimble went to the Society of Experimental Test Pilots’ annual symposium this year, and met some of my personal heroes like Eric “Winkle” Brown. I wanted to go, but a least he brought me back a video. So I have picked a couple of my favourite clips. The first is of NASA […]

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NBAA: supersonics – which boom is the problem?

With all the manufacturers busy working on new products to appear over the next year or so, proponents of supersonic business jets are struggling to get a hearing. It’s particularly tough for the two independent teams that need an OEM to get their designs off the drawing board. There are essentially three players with three […]

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What’s in a trade name – new bizjets?

Last week, Aviation International News reported that Gulfstream has applied to trademark a slew of new aircraft designations, suggesting it plans to launch a series of new and upgraded business jets. A search of the US Patent and Trademark Office website confirms Gulfstream in July filed to trademark G275, G325, G375, G425, G475, G525, G575, […]

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