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The company that evolved into Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. started in the late 1950s when Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co., a company known for military aircraft production, developed a marketable business aircraft at its manufacturing facilities in Bethpage, N.Y. Dubbed the Gulfstream I (GI), the turbo-prop aircraft was named after the Gulf Stream, the current that flows along the coast of Florida, which was a favored vacationing spot for Grumman executives. The GI could sit 12 passengers comfortably, had a maximum speed of 350 mph at 25,000 feet and a range of 2,200 miles. The newly developed aircraft, the first of its kind designed specifically for business travel, was a success in the business world, prompting Grumman to develop a jet-powered corporate aircraft called the Gulfstream II or GII.
Gulfstream puts as much effort into maintaining its aircraft as it does into manufacturing them. Toward that end, Gulfstream and General Dynamics Aviation Services each own and operate six service centers for a total of 12 worldwide. "Aviation International News" named Gulfstream Product Support the best in the industry for each of the past five years. Gulfstream was also named No. 1 in product support for eight of the past 10 years by "Professional Pilot" magazine’s Corporate Aircraft Product Support Survey.
Today, Gulfstream employs more than 9,700 people at seven major locations: Savannah, Ga.; Appleton, Wis.; Dallas; Long Beach, Calif.; Brunswick, Ga.; London, England and Mexicali, Mexico. With 50 successful years in the industry, Gulfstream is The World Standard® in business aviation. Gulfstream Aerospace looks forward to the future – to the completion of the Master Plan, the delivery of the first G650, and beyond.
The Gulfstream product line offers an exceptional combination of price, performance and value-added customer preferences in each segment of the mid-cabin to ultra-large-cabin business-jet market.
Despite dispatch reliability rates in excess of 99.5 percent among Gulfstream’s large-cabin business jet fleet, incidents such as a blown tire or a cracked windshield can ground a plane. An Airborne Product Support assistance flight can save two days or more of waiting for a replacement windshield or tire.
Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, Gulfstream's Airborne Product Support uses a dedicated G100 aircraft to transport technicians and/or flight-essential parts to aircraft under warranty at airports within North America , Central America and the Caribbean. In cases where an operator's aircraft is located outside the G100's range of service, Gulfstream will fly the needed parts and technicians to a major hub where they can connect to commercial airline flights to reach the customer's aircraft.
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