Gulfstream kicked-off its 2014 G650 delivery programme by handing over the first G650 of the year to J.C. Bamford Excavators Limited., the UK corporation behind the yellow-and-black JCB diggers.
G650 msn 6049 / M-JCBB was delivered from Gulfstream’s Savannah home-base direct to East Midlands Airport in the UK, where JCB is based.
The G650 replaces JCB’s 2008-build G550 (msn 5186 / G-JCBB), which Gulfstream has been advertising for sale since November 2013, with an asking price of $39 million.
Although JCB is headquartered in the UK, it has factories dotted in various locations around the world, with a US factory in Pooler Georgia, on the western outskirts of Savannah.
Gulfstream also delivered its 50th G650 (msn 6056 / N374FS) and the second of the year to Fayez Sarofim & Co., a Texan investment consultant, headed by Fayez Sarofim, a part owner of the Houston Texans NFL team.
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