About the Gulfstream G150
The Gulfstream G150 flies farther at higher Mach speed than any other midsize business aircraft, all while maintaining a dispatch reliability rating higher than 99.8%. The G150 is known for its versatility, reliability and efficiency.
Height: 1.7526 m
Max Weight: 7,938 kg
Maximum Speed: 880 km/h
Powerplant: Two Honeywell TFE731-40AR engines
Max Gross Weight: 11,839 kg
Fast Cruise Speed: 796 km/h
About the Brand
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is an American manufacturer of private aircraft. Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation has been part of the General Dynamics group since 2001.
The main Gulfstream Aerospace plant is located in Savannah, Georgia, in the United States. Other factories are scattered throughout the United States such as Appleton ( Wisconsin ), Brunswick (Georgia), Dallas ( Texas ), Las Vegas ( Nevada ), Long Beach ( California ), Minneapolis ( Minnesota ), Washington DC ( District Columbia ), Westfield ( Massachusetts ), and West Palm Beach ( Florida)). Gulfstream has two plants outside the United States, one in Luton, England, the other in Mexicali, Mexico.
Several of Gulfstream's production units are in partnership with GDAS ( General Dynamics Aviation Services ). These sites are Dallas, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Westfield, and West Palm Beach.
The Gulfstream brand appeared in 1957 when the design office of the Grumman firm finalized the design of the Gulfstream, the company's first product specifically intended for the civilian market. This turboprop business aircraft made its first flight on August 14, 1958, and was a real success, prompting Grumman to develop a version equipped with turbojets, the Gulfstream II.
In 1967, Grumman decided to separate his civilian and military productions. The production and flight tests of the Gulfstream II, that is to say, a hundred people, were thus transferred to a ground adjoining the international airport of Savannah / Hilton Head, in Georgia. At the end of 1968, the Savannah site employed more than 1,000 people. 200 Gulfstream I came out of the factory until 1969 and the 256 and final Gulfstream II was delivered in 1977.
In 1978, Grumman separated from the Gulfstream range, yielding to American Jet Industries, directed by Allen Paulson, the Savannah factory, but also the range of light aircraft Grumman American. The whole was renamed Gulfstream American and under the impetus of Allen Paulson was launched the Gulfstream III program . The purchase of the Aero Commander range from Rockwell completed the global offer from Gulfstream, which ceased production of aircraft fitted with piston engines in 1979 and became Gulfstream Aerospace in 1982. It then employed 2,500 people in Savannah .
In 1985 Chrysler, then in the midst of a diversification effort, took control of Gulfstream Aerospace, but in 1989 Allen Paulson, associated with Forstmann Little & Co., managed to buy the company for 825 million dollars. The Gulfstream V appeared in 1995 and two years later the Gulfstream IV-SP joined it on the chains.
The aircraft of the range are also known by the designations of C-20 and C-37 carried in the US Air Force and the main American military components .
In 1999 General Dynamics acquired Gulfstream Aerospace from Forstmann Little & Co. and in 2001 Galaxy Aerospace from the Israel Aircraft Industries (IAI) group. While production of the G150 and G280 remains based in Israel, Gulfstream has announced the expansion of its plant in Savannah, where it plans to create 1,100 jobs by 2013.
Gulfstream is today the largest industrialist in Savannah. It finances and contributes to certain projects of the antenna of the Georgia Institute of Technology in Savannah, the Savannah Technical College and the Savannah College of Art and Design.