Gulfstream Aerospace spreads its wings in Hong Kong
Nov. 15, 2012, Hong Kong, China - Gulfstream Aerospace, a U.S.-based
manufacturer of G150, G200, G280 business jets, has set up a flight
operations department in Hong Kong to support its customers in the
November 15, 2012 By Carey Fredericks
Located at Hong Kong Product Support Office in Tung Chung, near Hong
Kong International Airport, the department employs three large-cabin
demonstration pilots, one mid-cabin demonstration pilot and one chief
pilot in both large and mid-cabin aircraft.
In order to assist
the transfer of Gulfstream jets into the region, the pilots will work
closely with clients and local aircraft management firms.
sales and marketing senior vice president Scott Neal said that the
company's operators in Asia can leverage the collective experience of
its pilots, who will work with the aircraft management companies to
ensure aircraft delivery and entry-into-service are as smooth as
Pilots will also help in the transfer of aircraft to
and from the U.S., offer entry-into-service flying for customers and
support air shows in the region.
Gulfstream selected Hong Kong to set up the new department because of its central location as it provides access to India, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
"Putting a flight department there broadens our availability to customers," Neal said.
Some 200 Gulfstream business jets are currently registered in the region.
In addition, Gulfstream Aerospace delivered its first mid-sized G280 business jet, previously known as G250, to a U.S.-based manufacturer, which has operations spread across 190 countries.
Powered by fuel-efficient Honeywell HTF7250G engines, the jetliner has a range of 6,667km at Mach 0.80.
Gulfstream Aerospace, a subsidiary of aerospace and defence firm General Dynamics, designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports business jets.