SAVANNAH, GA – Gulfstream Aerospace, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, recently welcomed back its two mid-cabin demonstrators after they spent more than 30 consecutive days supporting local and international sales demonstrations and air shows.
The Gulfstream G150 traveled around the world. It crossed the Pacific then continued through Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe before landing in Savannah. Between Oct. 27 and Nov. 29, the wide-cabin, high-speed G150 flew 39,634 nautical miles and stopped in 17 foreign countries, including Hong Kong, Kazakhstan, the United Arab Emirates, Turkey, France, Poland, Ethiopia, and Ireland.
The G150 performed a similar around-the-world tour in 2007 when it flew 23,360 nautical miles as part of a 17-leg tour to demonstrate the business jet’s versatility.
The super mid-size G200 traveled a total of 30,272 nautical miles between Oct. 21 and Nov. 25. It visited 19 countries throughout Europe and the Middle East, including Switzerland, Russia, France, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.
Three crews participated in the G150 demonstration program, while four crews supported the G200 program. A total of 14 pilots, four flight attendants and four dispatchers were involved.
"These demonstrators completed a challenging schedule of demo flights and air shows without missing a single event due to aircraft issues," says Larry Flynn, senior vice president, marketing and sales, Gulfstream. "That kind of performance reinforces the reliability, quality, versatility, safety, and durability of Gulfstream aircraft."