Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. celebrated a milestone for the fleet leaders of its mid-sized G150 aircraft. The two G150s, which are owned and operated by a U.S.-based multinational energy company, recently combined to surpass 10,000 flight hours. This achievement was accomplished without incident and took only five years.
“We are very pleased that the G150 has been such a reliable workhorse for our customers,” said Larry Flynn, president, Gulfstream. “The two G150s that lead the fleet continue to demonstrate the superior dispatch reliability and availability rates that our company takes great pride in.
To reach 10,000 flight hours in just five years means these aircraft have flown an average of more than 83 hours a month. To pull those flight hours off takes a fine-tuned effort from the operator and our product support organization.”
The G150, which entered service in August 2006, has the best range, speed and fuel efficiency in the mid-size class of business jets. Gulfstream’s fleet of 100 G150s comprises operators in the U.S., Canada, Central America, South America, Europe and Asia.
The fleet has accumulated more than 130,000 flight hours and made more than 90,000 landings. The G150 has an availability rate of 91.96 percent and a dispatch reliability rate of 99.83 percent.
Powered by a pair of Honeywell TFE731-40AR engines, the G150 has a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 km) at Mach 0.75. It is also distinguished by its advanced avionics suite and quiet, comfortable cabin that seats up to eight passengers.
The G150 is certified to meet the steep-approach landing criteria at several airports worldwide, including London City. It is certified in more than 40 countries, including the U.S., Brazil, Canada, China, England, Germany, Israel, Mexico and Switzerland.