Архивы по месяцам: Октябрь 2017

Supplier delays first G500 delivery to early 2018

A delayed supplier has forced Gulfstream to backtrack on a promise to deliver the first G500 ahead of schedule by the end of this year, says parent company General Dynamics’ chief financial officer. But the super-large cabin business jet will enter service in the “early part of 2018”, which aligns with Gulfstream’s original development schedule outlined in 2014, says General Dynamics senior vice-president and chief financial officer Jason Aiken, speaking on a third quarter earnings call on 25 October. Aiken declined to identify the supplier or the component involved, but said the delay was a matter of misjudging the paperwork required by the supplier to comply with European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) certification requirements. The G500 is the first Gulfstream aircraft that is seeking joint certification by the US Federal Aviation Administration and EASA at entry into service. This is not any type of risk item to the programme,” Aiken says. “It's strictly a matter of getting paperwork through that certification process.” The aircraft will enter service as Gulfstream delivers the last G450 in January and begins to phase out G550 deliveries, Aiken says. The long-range G600 is on track to enter service a year later. In mid-October, Gulfstream announced that the aircraft will be introduced with greater range than expected, allowing the aircraft to fly up to 4,400nm at Mach 0.90 and 5,200nm at M0.85. The G500 and G600 feature a cockpit with active sidesticks and Pratt & Whitney Canada PW800 turbofan engines. The all-new Gulfstream G500 stretches the limits of high-speed travel. The advanced airframe design and powerful Pratt & Whitney Canada engines give the aircraft a range of 5,200 nautical miles/9,630 kilometers at Mach 0.85. The aircraft’s nonstop reach connects distant cities

Middle East carriers’ fleet size to more than double by 2036

Middle East carriers' fleet size to more than double by 2036 The fleet size of operators in the Middle East is forecast to more than double from 1,250 to 3,320 aircraft over the next two decades, according to the Airbus Global Market Forecast. The Middle East will need some 2,590 new aircraft by 2036, for replacement of 520 older generation aircraft, and 2,070 aircraft for growth, 730 are expected to remain in service over the period. This demand includes 1,080 for twin-aisle aircraft, with the same number of single-aisle aircraft (1,080), and 430 very large aircraft. Overall, future demand for the Middle East’s fleet is valued at US$600 billion from a total market value US$5.3 trillion. The current orders from Middle East-based carriers stand at 1,319 aircraft, of which 687 are single-aisle, 409 twin-aisle and 162 very large aircraft. Passenger traffic to from and within the Middle East will grow 5.9% annually until 2036, well above the global average of 4.4%. While traffic between traditional markets will grow at a steady rate, the highest growth is expected to be on routes to Latin America (8.5% per year to 2036). Global freight traffic will see an annual 3.8% increase to 2036. Freight traffic growth from the region is expected to be highest between the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific, with 4.0% annual growth to 2036. “Thanks to the A350, the A380 and also the A320 Family, most people around the world are just one flight away from the Middle East. The region’s proximity to the world’s population and growth markets has been a key in its aviation success and Airbus is proud to have been a partner in its development from day one,” said John Leahy,


Bombardier has presented its spectacular new Premier cabin for Global 5000 and Global 6000 aircraft to U.S. customers for the first time. The new interior’s elevated level of visual and functional refinement is showcased on board a Global 6000 aircraft on static display at the 2017 National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) Convention & Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada from October 10-12, 2017. “At Bombardier, we understand that our customers look beyond superior performance capabilities when selecting an aircraft. Our business jets have long been recognized for exceptional cabin comfort and leading-edge amenities, and our Premier cabin interior elevates this standard to a whole new level,” said Brad Nolen, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Bombardier Business Aircraft. “We are delighted to unveil our impressive new Premier interior for our American and international customers here at NBAA.”   The new Premier interior blends contemporary design, luxurious materials and flawless craftsmanship with exceptional comfort, drawing inspiration from the superior comfort and productivity of the Global 7000 aircraft cabin. It establishes a unifying aesthetic across the entire portfolio of Bombardier aircraft. The refined aesthetic complements the Premier interior’s advanced cabin management system (CMS) and Ka-band connectivity, which blend seamlessly into the cabin’s clean, uncluttered lines. The cabin’s unmatched functionality, common across the Global aircraft family, features the cutting-edge CMS and Ka-band, the fastest in-flight Wi-Fi connectivity in the skies. Combined, these technologies enable passengers to be as productive in the air as they are in their offices or living rooms. The intuitive CMS can be controlled from a smartphone or tablet, for example, and the lightning-fast Wi-Fi service lets passengers use FaceTime® or stream movies with ease. The Premier cabin, coupled with the unique wing design on Global aircraft, provides passengers with the most comfortable flight experience in the industry. With superior wing flexibility and a higher wing loading,

Gulfstream debut fully outfitted G600 at NBAA

G600 interior Gulfstream Aerospace has debuted its fully outfitted Gulfstream G600 at the 2017 at the NBAA Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) in Las Vegas. “The G600 cabin, like that of its sister ship, the Gulfstream G500, is the most functional, flexible and comfortable in business aviation,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “In the three years since our G600 cabin was on display at NBAA-BACE, we received considerable customer feedback and have incorporated many of those suggestions into our first production G600.” The G600 has the longest cabin in its class and can be configured for up to four living areas, including the option for a fixed bed. Divans that convert into beds are also available for those who want to take advantage of the G600’s long legs. At Mach 0.85, the aircraft can fly travelers 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometers.   The G600’s flexible cabin allows for a high level of customization. The aircraft has forward and aft lavatories and a full-size galley that can be located forward or aft. The galley features an optional steam oven, an interchangeable beverage maker and a refrigerator that can be positioned above or below the counter. Flooring options, including stone, can be chosen for the entry, vestibule, galley and lavatories. Design features in the G600 cabin include three all-new mission-focused seating styles for enhanced comfort, reduced fatigue and ease of use. Material finish options for furniture and interior elements, such as bulkheads, add to the customization and versatility available. The G600 is designed to seat up to 19 passengers. Once aboard, they can work, dine, relax and sleep. The cabin enables passengers to stay connected through satellite communications and various high-speed internet options, including Jet

Bombardier’s Global 7000 Sold Out Through 2021

Bombardier's Global 7000 Global 7000 Bombardier Business Aircraft president David Coleal, who said he is “very excited” to have brought the ultra-long-range Global 7000 for its first public display at this year’s NBAA show, said production is already sold out through 2021 for the company's flagship business jet. With 7,400-nm range and a four-zone interior, “The Global 7000 is positioned to come into service at the right time. We’re poised to capture market growth,” he said. Certification and entry into service is planned in the next 12 to 18 months, in the second half of 2018. There are eight customer airplanes already in production at Bombardier’s Toronto factory. Completions will be done at Bombardier's facilities in Montreal. On display at the NBAA static display at Henderson Executive Airport is Global 7000 FTV4 (flight test vehicle). FTV5 is expected to begin flying shortly.   “The four FTVs are performing extremely well,” said Michel Ouellette, senior v-p of the Global 7000/8000 program. FTV5 will be used to validate the entry-into-service program. This week during NBAA 2017, Bombardier is inviting position-holders to view the interior of FTV4. The jet has a full interior with 13 belted seats, but there is still some flight-test equipment in zone one, according to Ouellette. The Global 7000 is priced at $72.8 million. The Global 7000 aircraft is the industry’s largest purpose built business jet and the only one with four living spaces and a permanent crew rest area. Define your space in each of its four luxurious suites and discover a private jet beyond compromise. A convergence of business and pleasure Step on board and step into a Club Suite that means business. Resplendent with masterfully designed seats and extra-large windows, this bright and inviting living space creates the perfect environment for quiet reflection,

Bombardier Global 7000 Makes World Debut

Bombardier Global 7000 Global 7000 With the unveiling of FTV4 (flight test vehicle 4) at Henderson Executive Airport on Sunday, Bombardier introduced the Global 7000, claimed to be the world’s largest purpose-built business jet, at NBAA 2017. The clean-sheet, $72.8 million ultra-long-range jet features a four-zone cabin with galley and crew rest suite; a 7,400-nm range; and what the company says is the smoothest ride in its class due to the “optimized” aerodynamic characteristics of its wing. “There is no airplane in the market like it,” said Michel Ouellette, senior v-p of the Global 7000/8000 program, adding that the jet “will meet all its performance targets” and is on track for entry into service in the second half of 2018. Eight customer aircraft are currently on the production line at Bombardier’s Toronto facility. The Global 7000’s performance benchmarks include short field and high/hot capability, opening London City, Aspen and other challenging airports to the Global, and a Mach 0.85 typical cruise speed (Mmo is Mach 0.925 and high-speed cruise is Mach 0.90), shortening travel time between city pairs such as New York-Dubai, London-Singapore and Los Angeles-Shanghai, Ouellette said. Bombardier's flight-test program will employ five FTVs, each named for its specific mission in the validation and certification program. Four are currently flying. FTV1, dubbed the “Performer,” has notched more than 140 flights in its workhorse role and achieved a level flight speed of Mach 0.995 early in the program. FTV2, the “Powerhouse,” whose maiden flight was in March this year, concentrates on powerplant, hydraulics and aircraft systems tests. The “Navigator,” FTV3, is tasked with avionics and electrical systems. It reached 51,000 feet on first flight, and also conducted an 8,000-mile mission in which it spent three minutes north of 89 degrees

Embraer launches Phenom 300E

Phenom 300E Embraer has launched a new version of its successful Phenom 300 light jet series with the Phenom 300E. The Phenom 300E has an enhanced cabin and inflight entertainment system. It has a list price of $9.45 million with deliveries starting in early 2018. The list price for a standard Phenom 300 is $8.99 million. “We are very excited to introduce the Phenom 300E which sets a new standard in value and customer experience. The Phenom 300E reflects our commitment to fascinate our customers,” said Michael Amalfitano, President and CEO, Embraer Executive Jets. “With a passion for excellence, our team has been working closely with customers to bring to market yet another beautifully designed and brilliantly engineered marvel of aviation.” The Phenom 300E has a noticeably different cabin to the earlier model. Inflight entertainment is hidden in what Embraer is calling a tech panel. But customers will perhaps most notice the extra space in the aisle. “It is a juxtaposition but we have made the seats larger while also making the aisle larger,” says Luciano Fros, senior vice-president marketing at Embraer Executive Jets. “There is a lot more space in the aircraft but without changing the cabin size.” Embraer has managed this by building a new seat with retractable arm rests and moving reading lights and fans into the upper tech panels. It is building the seats in-house at Embraer Aero Seating Technologies, in Florida. The new seats have broader backs. Lufthansa Technik has worked with Embraer on the cabin managemet and inflight entertainment tech panel. All of the fittings can also be easily removed allowing for quick maintenance. They can also be personalised in new Embraer seat patterns reflecting automobile or