NORTHROP GRUMMAN has begun final assembly of the wings for the first Gulfstream V long-range business jet at its Commercial Aircraft division, formerly Vought Aircraft, in Dallas, Texas.

Northrop Grumman, along with its revenue-sharing partner, ShinMaywa Industries of Japan, is supplying Gulfstream with the complete wing assembly, including leading and trailing edges, flaps and ailerons.

Northrop Grumman is responsible for final assembly and full integration of the electrical, hydraulic, flight-control and fuel systems. The first wingset will be delivered to Gulfstream in the middle of this year.

Source: Flight International