Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will display two of its aircraft at the second annual Hainan Rendez-Vous in Sanya, China, next month.
The company’s static display at the Sanya Airport will include the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 and the wide-cabin, high-speed G150. The company will also have a 200 square-foot booth at the nearby Visun Marina.
Several members of the company’s sales team will be on hand for the four-day business-aircraft exhibit, including Roger Sperry, regional senior vice president, International Sales; Peter Hoi, regional vice president, Sales, Far East/Asia; and Herman Chai, regional vice president, Sales, Far East/Asia.
“Gulfstream’s Asian-Pacific fleet has grown by more than 250 percent in the past five years,” Sperry said. “We’re looking for that growth to continue, as China embraces business aviation and the benefits it provides. The aircraft we’re bringing to Hainan give our customers an opportunity to learn more about the broad range of Gulfstream business jets, from the G150 with its 3,000-nautical-mile (5,556 km) range to the G550, which can fly 6,750 nautical miles (12,501 km) nonstop.”
Gulfstream’s large-cabin aircraft, including the G550, are some of the most popular aircraft in Asia. The G550 is powered by enhanced Rolls-Royce BR710 turbofan engines and has a range of 6,750 nm (12,501 km) at Mach 0.80 and a high-speed cruise capability of Mach 0.87. With its long legs, the G550 easily connects Hong Kong to Honolulu; Beijing to New York; and Tokyo to Paris. The G550 is renowned for its technologically advanced design and was awarded the National Aeronautic Association’s Robert J. Collier Trophy, the most prestigious aviation award in the United States.
The Gulfstream G150 is powered by two fuel-efficient Honeywell TFE731-40AR engines, giving it a range of 3,000 nautical miles (5,556 km) at Mach 0.75. It features the Rockwell Collins ProLine 21 avionics suite with Gulfstream’s cursor control devices, an optional head-down enhanced vision system and engine auto throttles.