|By Roger Sperry |
Senior Regional Vice President, Sales, Gulfstream Aerospace
Since 2014, Gulfstream Aerospace has seen its fleet in Greater China grow by more than 35 per cent; and by more than 24 per cent overall in the Asia-Pacific region. The numbers, the company said, are an indication that buyers in the region are confident in the Gulfstream brand and its best-inclass products and services. Notably, Gulfstream said its largecabin fleet continues to lead the overall business jet market in the Asia-Pacific region.
It’s no secret why Gulfstream large-cabin aircraft continue to lead the market: the ultra-longrange capability, real-world performance, exceptional comfort and exquisite style customers experience in a Gulfstream are second to none.
The company’s flagship, the Gulfstream G650ER, recently set the speed record for the farthest business jet flight in history – proving its unrivaled performance and beating a recent competitor speed record. The G650ER flew from Singapore to Tucson, Arizona, in just 15 hours and 23 minutes, beating the previous record by 44 minutes and more than 225 nm/417 km.
“The G650ER has no equal when it comes to its incredible combination of speed and range,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream Aerospace. “Worldwide, you just can’t go farther faster, and this record proves it. With 350 aircraft in service, the G650 and G650ER show day in and day out that they are class-creating and -leading aircraft that set the standard when they were announced and continue to do so today. Simply put, all others follow.”
Gulfstream has two more reasons to help it maintain its large-cabin market share in the Asia-Pacific region: the arrival of the all-new, clean-sheet Gulfstream G500 and Gulfstream G600. Capable of flying 5,200 nm/9,630 km and 6,500 nm/12,038 km at Mach 0.85, respectively, the new aircraft represent optimized speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency suited to offer bestinclass performance with advanced safety features. Equipped with touch screens and the industry’s first active control sidesticks, the advanced flight deck allows for greater situational awareness and crew coordination, making the aircraft the most technologically advanced in the market.
Gulfstream plans to display their fleet, including the allnew Gulfstream 500 and Gulfstream G600, ultra-long-range G650ER, high-performing G550 and super-midsize G280, at the Asian Business Aviation Conference & Exhibition (ABACE) in Shanghai later this month.