Tuesday, 17 July 2018

Round-up 17/7

First off, a little catch up. G280 N633SF (2151) ferried Tel Aviv to Belfast on the 28th of June en route to Dallas. G650 N633GA ferried Savannah to Appleton on the 11th as GLF68. Later that day, G650 N988NC (6314) was delivered from Savannah to Melbourne FL. Will presumably join G650 N898NC (6125).  G500 N511GD flew to Farnborough on the 13th. See earlier post. G280 N252GA (2152) ferried Tel Aviv to Stansted on the 16th. This leaves a gap at 2150. G650 N641GA (6341) ferried Savannah to Long Beach on the 16th as GLF88. G650 VP-CPM (6214) left Luton on the morning of the 16th and returned from Guernsey as T7-GTS. Finally, a little blog admin. The G450s listing will eventually be deleted and replaced by a link to a new page.
T7-GTS returning to Luton by Alex Peake

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Chinese news

Good to see yet another Chinese G650 preparing to deliver. N620GD (6320) was caught returning to Long Beach by Michael Carter recently.
On the debit side though, 3 G650s destined for Deer Jet seem to be going nowhere. The Hainan Group (HNA) which includes Deer Jet are in debt of an eye watering amount so new aircraft deliveries are likely on hold. Although 6286 was registered 2-DEER, the lack of any sightings in more than 2 months suggests this never left Savannah.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

11th G500 at FIA18

G500 N511GD (72011) arrived from Savannah last night to participate in this year's Farnborough Air Show. It is believed to be destined for Qatar Executive upon delivery. Gulfstream have brought N505GD (72005) so possibly the first time 2 G500s have been seen together outside Savannah.
Picture via BCA

Random Gulfstream photo #26

Another G650 at Kemble! (The 2nd one) Graham Wasey has just sent me this shot of N667HS (6313) departing to Luton (where I was waiting for it). Lovely California based machine.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Round-up 10/7

A fairly quiet week as you'd expect at the beginning of the quarter on the delivery front with one notable exception. G650 N309GA (6309) was cancelled to China on the 6th.
Given the current rumours and speculation surrounding the production of nacelles for the G500 and G600, we believe that we may soon be seeing a statement of clarification from Gulfstream. As always, watch this space.

Thursday, 5 July 2018

Moroccan G650

First pictures have appeared on-line of the newly delivered G650 to Morocco. There's also an interior shot at this forum. N611GA (6311) is now registered as CN-AMH. A pic of it arriving at Le Bourget on the 6th can be seen here
via far-maroc forum

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Round-up 3/7

A little bit of "catch up" first. G450 VP-BTB (4103) became M-ODEL on the 21st. Registered to Hampshire Aviation (INEOS) so will be joining the fleet at Bournemouth. This may be a stop-gap measure as understand they're keen on the new G500. G650 N631GA (6331) ferried Savannah to Appleton on the 27th as GLF45. G650 N898S (link to pic) (6316) delivered initially from Long Beach to Boise on the 27th. It has since continued on to Bangkok. G650 6315 has upgraded to ER. G550 5566 cancelled to China and is believed to have taken up B-3358. G550 N333DS (the former M-MOMO) departed Luton on the 30th for it's new customer in the States. No sign of a replacement for a customer who has also operated a G2, G3 and G4 through the years.
N333DS (5292) caught by John Lythgoe

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

US Navy G550 CAEW spotted

Thanks to Scramble, a picture has come to light from an anonymous source with no details of where or when it was taken. 166379 (coded 100) is in the colours of VX-30 "Bloodhounds" who currently operate 5 NP-3D Orions at Point Mugu NAS. Designated NC-37B, it is likely to take "some time" for all the equipment to be fitted and probably a while to identify the frame number.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Round-up 26/6

G550 N579GA (5579) did a first (?) flight from Savannah on the 19th as GLF45. There are only allocations up to 5585 on the register so will be interesting to see if more are added soon. G650 N637GA (6337) ferried Savannah to Long Beach on the 19th. Upgrades to G650ER were 6314 and 6317. G650 N2E (6310) was delivered from Savannah to Melbourne FL on the 21st. N688CF (6288) flew to San Jose on the 21st which looks to be it's new home. M-VITB (6250) left Bournemouth on the 23rd (having arrived a day short of a year earlier) and flew to Teterboro via Athens the following day. Continued to Fort Lauderdale on the 25th. G650 N611GA (6311) has just cancelled to Morocco becoming the 1st of the type to that country. G500 certification may be getting closer but there is a clause. See link to article.
Dave Lythgoe has been on his travels again and caught these goodies at Le Bourget on the 15th-16th.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Round-up 19/6

G450 OE-IIE has been seen recently at Geneva as T7-IIE. A couple of deliveries; G650 N518KA (6307) was delivered Long Beach-Boise-Fort Worth on the 12th. G650 N2N (6298) was delivered Long Beach-Portland and then on to Seattle on the 13th. G280 N240GA was cancelled to C-GFZG on the 15th. G550 N562GA (5562) cancelled to OE-LCZ on the 15th so presumably will deliver shortly if not already. More new G650s added to the register. Now up to 6365.
Long time Gulfstream operator Ropa now has a new scheme, seen yesterday (18th) at Luton on N836MF (6312).

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

Round-up 12/6

Latest upgrade to G650ER was 6099 and 6316. G650 M-VITB did a 1 hour air test from and to Bournemouth on the 6th. Presumably part of continued storage. G650 N634GA (6334) ferried Savannah to Long Beach on the 6th as GLF64. This is due to be a future demonstrator with N650GD reserved. G650 N310GA (6310) returned from Appleton to Savannah on the 7th as GLF22. This should be taking up N2E shortly. Returned to Appleton on the 10th as GLF41. G280 N249GA (2149) ferried Tel Aviv to Stansted on the 11th. Ropa's new G650 N836MF (6312) is in service and has visited Europe already. Now a year (48 posts) since I started these round-ups. Where's the time gone?
VP-CLH (6308) visited Auckland on the 10th and was caught by Mike Condon

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

Round-up 5/6

Two weeks since the last round-up due to visiting EBACE. Plenty of new Gulfstream pics on my Flickr link. Another G200 runway excursion. See link. G650 N871FR (6304) delivered Savannah-Appleton-Anchorage on the 24th as RKS1 (Rockstar One). Continued to Tokyo the following day. New updates to G650ER were 6255, 6306 and 6307. G650 N688CF flew Portland to Savannah on the 29th after 3 months of storage. Looks like a new owner has been found. G550 N578GA (5578) looks to have flown for the first time on the 30th as GLF48. G280 N287SA (2148) was ferried Tel Aviv to Belfast on the 2nd. Gulfstream have announced that they will be moving their Luton facility to Farnborough in 2020.
Your blogger in the G600 at EBACE (pic by Dave Lythgoe)