Friday, 26 August 2016

Kuwait G650 fleet grows

G650 N689GA (6189) was yesterday cancelled from the US register as exported to Kuwait. This will become 9K-GGD and the 4th G650 to  be operated by the State of Kuwait. This is currently the largest fleet of the type anywhere in the world.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Ivory Coast G550

G550 TU-VAE (5533) recently arrived at London Stansted for some maintenance. We expect this will be replacing their old G3. Picture kindly sent to me by Andrew Griffiths.

Friday, 19 August 2016

The ultimate test flight

On the 17th August, G650 N697GA (6197) departed Appleton as Gulf Test 17 on a test flight. This is nothing unusual but the route it took was quite special. The flight lasted 12 hrs 10 mins and reached a height of 49,000 feet (14,935 metres). Thanks to Flightaware for this graphic.

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

New G650 for the Sultan of Johor

Michael Carter has sent me a shot of a recent G650 out of the paint shop at Long Beach. 9M-ZZZ is in the scheme of the Sultan of Johor. It will replace his G550 9M-TMJ (5493) which has been reported as being donated to a local football club next year. An earlier Gulfstream of his was G4 9M-ISJ (1106)
9M-ZZZ and N593GA were at Long Beach by Michael Carter and 9M-ISJ was at Luton in August 2014

Friday, 5 August 2016

5th G500 first flight

G500 N505GD (72005) flew for the first time today.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Latest G650 delivery

G650 N912GG (6193) was delivered from Savannah to Raleigh-Durham today. It was caught by Liam Duffy. Many thanks Liam. Certainly a distinctive scheme.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Korean G650 delivery imminent

G650ER N699GA (6199) has recently completed a pre-delivery test flight from Long Beach before being delivered to Korean Air. It will eventually take up the registration HL8068. Many thanks to Michael Carter for sending these shots.

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?