Gulfstream to end G150 production
Gulfstream will end G150 production in 2017 following the sale of the final aircraft.
The Savannah based manufacturer says that its long term plan is to focus on super mid-size and large cabin aircraft.
“The G150 has had a distinguished history, spanning more than a decade,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, “and it remains an important part of our business. Our product support organization will continue to provide industry-leading support to our G150 owners and ensure there are enough parts, tooling, sustaining engineering and personnel available to support the worldwide G150 fleet. Our Field and Airborne Support Teams (FAST) will still use two G150 aircraft to transport parts and technicians to our operators in the Americas and the Caribbean.”
The G150 entered into service in 2006 as a replacement for the G100. Gulfstream say there are almost 120 G150s currently in service with operators around the world.
“Our long-range plan calls for us to focus on the super mid-size and large-cabin markets,” Burns said. “We have an excellent mid-cabin offering in the G280. Since it entered service in late 2012, we have delivered nearly 100 of those aircraft, demonstrating the appeal of incorporating large-cabin-type capabilities into a super mid-size aircraft.” said Burns.