The company Gulfstream Aerospace 28 September announced that it has sold the last serial Gulfstream G150, thus completing a more than 10-year history of the production of the midsize business jet. The latter will be shipped G150 in mid-2017 years.
«G150 had a distinguished history for more than ten years, “said Mark Burns, President of Gulfstream. “And he remains an important part of our business. Our technical support Division will continue to provide support to the owners of the G150 and ensure the availability of a sufficient number of spare parts, units, as well as the training of engineering staff. Our mobile air support unit (FAST) will continue to use two aircraft to transport the G150 parts and technicians in North and South America and the Caribbean “.
10-seater G150 was commissioned in August 2006 as the replacement of the G100, formerly known as the Astra SPX and produced by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI). The program was purchased by Gulfstream in year 2001 as part of the acquisition of Galaxy Aerospace, which owned the certificate type Astra SPX. IAI G150 continues to build at its plant in Tel Aviv, and after sending “green” aircraft in the Gulfstream company picking Center in Dallas, Texas.
In the world operated almost 120 planes G150 operators from United States, Canada, Central and South America, Europe and Asia. G150 flight readiness is 99.83% and certified in more than 45 countries around the world.
In 2014-15 years annually supplied five G150, far below the peak of 2008 year to 30 machines. In recent years, the plane crashed with the strong competition from new aircraft Cessna (Citation Sovereign + X +, and Latitude) and Embraer Legacy 500.
“Our long-term plan focuses on supersrednih and large planes,” Burns says. “We have an excellent mid-size G280. Since its commissioning in late 2012 years we put almost 100 of these aircraft.
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