Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. will display two of its large-cabin business jets at Aero India 2011, an air show and aviation exhibition held biennially in Bangalore.
The company’s static display will feature the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550 and the large-cabin, long-range G450. The aircraft will be available for viewing Feb. 9 - 13 at Air Force Station Yelahanka in Bangalore.
Several members of the company’s sales team will be on hand for the five-day air show, including Roger Sperry, regional senior vice president, International Sales, and Jason Akovenko, regional vice president, Asia-Pacific.
A media preview is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 8, at the Sitara Room in the Leela Palace Kempinski, 23 Airport Road, Bangalore. The session, featuring Sperry, will include program updates for Gulfstream’s two newest jets: the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 and the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G250; and details on the company’s sales and support presence in the region.
“Our fleet in Asia-Pacific has grown dramatically over the past decade,” said Sperry, regional senior vice president, Gulfstream. “That is especially true in India, where the number of aircraft has grown from five aircraft in 2001 to nearly 20 in 2011. Aero India provides an opportunity for our customers to learn more about the advanced technology, superior craftsmanship and outstanding performance of our aircraft.”
Gulfstream’s large-cabin aircraft, including the G450 and G550, are some of the most popular aircraft in India. 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 Washington, D.C., to Dubai; London to Singapore; 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 G450 is a direct descendent of the storied GIV®-series of aircraft, the best-selling business jet in the world. One of the most dependable aircraft in its class, the G450 recently received updates to its payload-carrying capability and performance. It can reach a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.88 and carry a team of eight up to 4,350 nautical miles (8,056 km) at its normal cruise speed of Mach 0.80.