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  • NBAA 2006: Middle class - Gulstream G150 profile

    News | 10 Oct 2006 00:00 | Graham Warwick

    Gulfstream’s mid-size G150 is entering service after a development programme that resulted in better than predicted performance. Is it now the one to beat?
  • Final G100

    News | 24 Jan 2006 00:00

    <P><BR>The last Gulfstream G100 has rolled off the assembly line at Israel Aircraft Industries in Tel Aviv, to be replaced by the G150. The line began with <BR>the IAI Astra, first flown in 1984, and 147 G100 and Astra-family aircraft still fly.</P> <P>&nbsp;</P>
  • An object lesson in the power of partnership

    News | 07 Oct 2003 00:00

    <p>Companies, financiers and politicians in Spain's northern Basque region have managed to create an aerospace industry out of nothing in little more than a decade. </p> <p>C&eacute;sar Fern&aacute;ndez de Velasco, Gamesa Aeronautica's director-general, says that in the 1980s, engineering firm Sener developed its own turbine technology. It also brought together the Spanish state holding company, INI/ SEPI, and Rolls-Royce to create ITP to participate in Eurojet. Gamesa also decided to apply its composite materials know-how to the aerospace industry, becoming a risk-sharing partner with Embraer to work on the wings of the ERJ-145 through its subsidiary Gamesa Aeronautica. </p> <p>In a short time, these companies started strategic partnerships with Allied Signal, General Electric and Rolls-Royce. They also worked alongside Sikorsky on the S-92 helicopter and the IAI Astra programmes.</p> <p>De Velasco says: "Then we created the Hegan aeronautical cluster to co-ordinate relations with
  • G200 weight reduced to achieve promised range

    News | 14 May 2002 00:00

    <p>GRAHAM WARWICK / SAVANNAH</p> <p>Gulfstream seeks to shed 300kg to meet NetJets' London-New York requirement</p> <p>Gulfstream is bringing down the weight of the G200 to achieve the range performance promised by Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) when it launched the super mid-size business jet as the Galaxy. Improved range was a condition of last year's $2 billion order from fractional-ownership operator NetJets for 50 firm and 50 option G200s.</p> <p>The Galaxy was advertised with a 6,600km (3,600nm) range, but fell short because it was 270kg (600lb) overweight. Gulfstream aims to reduce the G200's weight by at least 300kg and has so far validated 160kg of savings, which will be incorporated from aircraft number 52, the first for NetJets, due for delivery in June.</p> <p>The weight savings and aerodynamic improvements will allow the G200 to fly four passengers from London to New York against 85% winds. "That's the capability asked for by NetJets," says Gulfstream president Bill
  • Corporate aviation accidents and incidents 1999 - turbine-powered aircraft

    News | 06 Jun 2000 00:00

    <p>Individual corporate and privately owned jet-powered and turboprop aircraft accident details have been supplied by Airclaims from its <I>World Aircraft Accident Summary (WAAS)</I>*, which it compiles and publishes on behalf of the UK Civil Aviation Authority. The WAAS also provides analysis by category under aircraft type, event, location and operator, and Airclaims also has an exclusive information exchange agreement with the CIS Interstate Aviation Committee's Commission for Flight Safety.</p> <p>Additional information is from <I>Flight International's</I> own sources.</p> <p>Although we make every effort to ensure the listing of complete and accurate information, users should not employ the information for legal purposes or for precise statistical analysis. The availability of data is prejudiced by the fact that some companies in remote regions to not fully insure aircraft and therefore do not report incidents resulting in damage.</p> <p>The criterion for listing an accident o
  • Shorts faces strike over Bombardier "run-down"

    News | 03 Mar 1998 17:26 | Chris Jasper

    <BODY LINK="#0000ff" VLINK="#800080"> <P>UK-based aerospace manufacturer Short Brothers is facing possible strike action in a dispute between parent company Bombardier of Canada and its own design and engineering team.</P> <P>Shorts must shed 200 engineering jobs declared "surplus" to requirements last November following a company assessment of the projected workload for 1998/1999.</P> <P>The Manufacturing, Science and Finance union (MSF) believes that the job losses are part of a hidden agenda to turn Shorts into a little more than an assembly operation, however, and is to hold a ballot to seek approval for a strike campaign. The Belfast-based company rejects the union's claims, and says it has a bright future as a full partner in the Bombardier conglomerate.</P> <P>Last year's decision to run down the Shorts design facility by a third was based on the assumption that Bombardier would not be engaged in as many new product developments in the future as the one-per-year of the las