On October 20, 2019, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. today announced the Gulfstream G650ER™, Gulfstream G600™, Gulfstream G500™, Gulfstream G550™ and Gulfstream G280™ made the company’s first carbon-neutral flights, traveling from Savannah to the Las Vegas area for the 2019 National Business Aviation Association Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE). The five flights were made using a combination […]

Gulfstream Operations Move to Savannah, Georgia

On September 29, 1967, Gulfstream separated its civil and military production operations and in 1967 moved the civilian unit to Savannah, Georgia. Gulfstream operations moved to Savannah, Georgia to improve efficiency. Officials cited labor supply, land availability, transportation facilities and favorable weather conditions for choosing Savannah as Gulfstream’s permanent home. In 2006, Gulfstream began to […]

Maiden Flight of the Hawker 4000

On August 11, 2001, the first prototype of the Hawker 4000 made its maiden flight. The Hawker 4000, a super-midsize business jet developed by Hawker Beechcraft (formerly Raytheon Aircraft Company), made its public debut in November 2002 at the National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention, and by 2018, the 2008-2010 Hawker 4000s were priced around […]

More Than 150 of the Phenom 100 Executive Jets Delivered.

  On July 28, 2010, Embraer announced that twenty months after it went into operation, more than 150 of the Phenom  100 executive jets had already been delivered. Also, at the time the Phenom 100 had been certified by 18 civil aviation authorities.       The Phenom 100 can accommodate up to eight occupants […]

Gulfstream G500 Earned Type and Production Certifications from the FAA

      On July 20, 2018, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced the Gulfstream G500 received both its type certification and production certificate from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). These certifications paved the way for the first completed G500 delivery. The first G500 was delivered on September 27, 2018 and since then it has become […]

First Flight of the Socata TBM F-WTBM

July 14, 1988, marked the first flight of the SOCATA TBM F-WTBM, the first of its prototypes. TBM was established by the Aerospatiale General Aviation Division, Socata, and the US manufacturer Mooney, to produce a high-performance business aircraft. Performance promised by the manufacturer included taking six passengers at 345 mph (300 knots) with a full […]

Gulfstream G600’s FAA Certification

   By the end of June 2019, the Gulfstream G600 earned FAA certification. The aircraft received both its type and production certificates on the same day from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration. The certifications cleared the way for the first completed G600 deliveries to customers as scheduled in 2019. The FAA type certification allowed G600 […]