Strong growth in Brazil for Gulfstream

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The number of Gulfstream aircraft in Brazil has more than doubled in the last three years

The number of Gulfstream aircraft in Brazil
more than doubled between 2009 and 2010. Brazil’s Gulfstream fleet increased
from 14 aircraft in 2009 to more than 30 today. More than one-third of those
are large-cabin aircraft. 

“This increase in the in-service fleet
reinforces the popularity of Gulfstream’s large-cabin, long-range products in
the region,” said Roger Sperry, regional senior vice president, International
Sales, Gulfstream. “As the country’s economy expands and international trade
increases, we expect the demand for long- and ultra-long-range aircraft to
grow. Gulfstream aircraft fit that profile.”

Gulfstream sold its first new airplane in Brazil in 2002.
Since then, its presence in the region has steadily grown, from 58 aircraft in Latin America in December 2006 to 146 at the end of June
2011, an increase of about 140 percent.

The company has 32 aircraft operating in Brazil today,
representing around 6 percent of the country’s business-jet market. Within the
large-cabin category, Gulfstream accounts for approximately 30 percent of the
installed fleet in Brazil
and approximately 40 percent in Latin America.

Gulfstream has two authorised warranty
line-service facilities in Latin America, Jet Aviation Brazil in Sorocaba and Aerovics, S.A. in Toluca,
Mexico. 
Four Gulfstream field service representatives are also assigned to the
region.  The Sorocaba
facility has recently expanded its support with a bonded warehouse and new
repair station approvals for the GIV, G500 and G550.

“We are focused on strengthening the close
and successful relationships we’ve established with our customers in Brazil and
providing them with the industry-leading service they’ve come to expect from
Gulfstream,” Sperry said.

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