Monday, 18 July 2016

Random Gulfstream photo #6

This is one of many Chinese registered Gulfstreams visiting London recently. G450 B-8308 (4309) was caught at Stansted on a brief visit by John Lythgoe.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

South African Magic

When I visited Lanseria, South Africa in October last year, Gulfstream G2B ZS-DJA (156) looked like it was ending it's days in a hangar. Not the case it seems.
The good news is that it did a test flight at Lanseria today. Captured by my friend Michael Flebbe

Friday, 8 July 2016

1st G500 arrives in Europe

G500 N504GS (72004) arrived at Farnborough from Savannah this evening to take part in the Air Show next week and became the first of this model to visit Europe. See
Picture courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Another Manx G650 delivered

G650 M-SHEF (6115) departed Ronaldsway earlier today continuing it's delivery flight to Biggin Hill. This frame was seen at Long Beach in March last year carrying VT-NKR but this deal fell through. This is now the 18th G650 on the Manx register. Thanks to Alex Henthorn for his picture.

Tuesday, 21 June 2016

1st G600 registered

The first G600 has recently appeared on the US register as N600G with a construction number of 73001.
image via Gulfstream Aerospace
With G500 cons in the 72*** range, one wonders if GAC have plans for the 71*** range?

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

5th G500 unveiled

Courtesy of Gulfstream Aerospace
The 5th G500 (72005), known as P1, has been unveiled showing it's new paint scheme.

Monday, 6 June 2016

Recent deliveries to the Middle East

G550 N536GA (5536) arrived at Luton yesterday and continued on to Abu Dhabi - Al Bateen today. It is expected this will take up a UAE registration shortly. All white G650 VP-BZF (6185) arrived at Stansted last night and continued on to Sharjah today.

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

End of the road soon for the G150?

Sales of the smallest Gulfstream in the range have been slow lately with only 5 being delivered in both 2014 and 2015. A total of about 120 have been delivered since the first one flew in May 2005. As Gulfstream have stated that "the future of the mid-size market is yet to be determined", this probably speaks volumes. The G280 however is going strong with the 100th being delivered recently. Credit Flightgobal for this report.
The prototype G150 at EBACE in 2006

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

The original Gulfstream jet

Thanks to Eric Castelein for sending this pic of N55RG (001) at Charlotte a few days ago. This flew here in September 2012 and was supposed to be preserved in a museum but this shot possibly suggests otherwise. We hope this finds a proper home soon.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Chinese G650

Have received this picture showing G650 N680GD (6180) arriving in China on 28th April in full Nanshan Jet colours. Has N566NS reserved.

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Great scheme on a new G450

Sandals Resorts have recently replaced their Challenger 350 with this brand new G450 N450JS (4344). Pictured at Opa Locka by Matthew Tebo (MiamiAirborne on Instagram)

Thursday, 14 April 2016

New Russian G650 makes first appearance

Further to my post of 8th March, the 2nd G650 on the Russian register has appeared in the west. RA-10204 (6170) arrived this afternoon at Amsterdam and was caught by Marco Berkhout.

Tuesday, 12 April 2016

First G600 takes shape

Gulfstream announced yesterday that the first G600 fuselage was mated with it's wing. See
picture via Gulfstream Aerospace