SAVANNAH, Ga., August 3, 2011 — Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will showcase three of its business jets at the eighth annual Latin American Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (LABACE) in São Paulo on Aug. 11-13. The aircraft are the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450; and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550.
The company will also conduct an on-site Operators’ Forum on Aug. 11 from noon to 5:30 p.m. to provide updates and technical presentations on maintenance and operational subjects relevant to Gulfstream operators in Latin America.
Several members of the company’s senior leadership team will be on hand for the three-day air show.
“The Gulfstream fleet in Latin America has grown dramatically since we sold our first aircraft in Brazil in 2002,” said Larry Flynn, senior vice president, Marketing and Sales, Gulfstream. “Today, there are 146 Gulfstream aircraft in the region, an increase of more than 140 percent compared to just five years ago. In Brazil alone, our fleet has doubled, from 14 aircraft in 2009 to more than 30 today. LABACE is an excellent forum for us to showcase our worldwide product support network, the capabilities of our aircraft, our research-and-development efforts and to connect with current and potential customers.”
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 1,900 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the new large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G280®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range Gulfstream G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550® and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 10,000 people at 10 major locations. We invite you to visit our website for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, employs approximately 90,000 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com