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GULFSTREAM G800 MAKES FIRST FLIGHT
Tuesday, June 28, 2022
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Gulfstream's New G800 and G400 Bizjets

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Gulfstream's New G800 and G400 Bizjets

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SAVANNAH -- The Gulfstream G800 ultra-long-range business jet completed its first flight on June 28, officially launching the flight test program of the new aircraft. Gulfstream publicly announced the G800 in October 2021.

The G800 departed Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 9:00 AM on June 28, and landed back at the airport two hours later. The aircraft made the flight using a blend of sustainable aviation fuel.

"When the first G800 test aircraft rolled out at our announcement last fall, we changed the game once again for our industry," said Mark Burns, president of Gulfstream. "At Gulfstream, working closely with our customers allows us to continuously build on our successes and develop aircraft that exceed their expectations. The G800 pushes the boundaries of performance even further with Gulfstream-designed aerodynamics and cabin technology, and we look forward to our customers benefiting from the longer range at higher speeds in our exceptional cabin environment."

The G800 can fly 14,816 kilometers (8,000 nautical miles) at Mach 0.85, and 12,964 kilometers (7,000 nautical miles) at Mach 0.90. The aircraft features a Gulfstream-designed high-speed wing and a pair of Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines.

The G800 is equipped with Gulfstream's next-generation Symmetry Flight Deck and dual head-up displays, featuring the new Combined Vision System, which includes Enhanced Flight Vision System and Synthetic Vision System imagery.

The G800 also features ergonomic seats, a high-definition circadian lighting system, and a plasma-ionization air purification system. Designed to seat up to 19 passengers, the G800 can be configured with up to four living areas, or three living areas and a crew compartment.

"We have announced eight new aircraft in the past decade, strategically timed to capture market demand," said Burns. "We are seeing great interest in the G800, and this first flight brings us even closer to delivering a Gulfstream for every mission."

Source:  Gulfstream Aerospace Corp

 
EMBRAER SIGNS CONTRACT FOR FIRST PASSENGER TO FREIGHT CONVERSIONS
Monday, June 27, 2022
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SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil -- Embraer has signed a firm order for up to 10 Embraer E-Jets Passenger to Freight (P2F) conversions with an undisclosed customer. Aircraft for conversion will come from the customer’s current E-Jets fleet, with deliveries starting in 2024.

This is the first firm contract for Embraer’s P2F, being the second agreement for this kind of operation. In May, Embraer and Nordic Aviation Capital (NAC) announced an agreement in principle to take up to 10 conversion slots for E190F/E195F.

Embraer’s E-Jets P2F conversions will have over 50% more volume capacity, three times the range of large cargo turboprops, and up to 30% lower operating costs than narrowbodies. With more than 1,600 E-Jets delivered by Embraer globally, P2F customers benefit from a well-established, mature, global services network.

The conversion to freighter will be performed at Embraer’s facilities in Brazil and includes main deck front cargo door; cargo handling system; floor reinforcement; Rigid Cargo Barrier (RCB)-9G Barrier with access door; cargo smoke detection system (class E main deck cargo compartment), Air Management System changes (cooling, pressurization, etc.); interior removal and provisions for hazardous material transportation.

Combining under-floor bulk cargo and main deck, the maximum gross structural payload is 28,990 pounds (13,150 kg) for the E190F and 31,526 pounds (14,300 kg for the E195F. Regarding typical e-commerce cargo density, the E190F can handle a payload of 23,600 pounds (10,700 kg) and the E195F a payload of 27,100 pounds (12,300 kg).

Source:  Embraer

 
BOMBARDIER AND UNION RATIFY NEW 5-YEAR COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENT
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
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Bombardier Challenger

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MONTRÉAL -- Bombardier announced that IAMAW Local 712 members, working in Dorval and Saint-Laurent, Québec, have voted in favor of ratifying a new 5-year collective bargaining agreement.

The company is pleased with the results of the vote and is committed to working closely with IAMAW Local 712 member employees and their union leadership to maintain its position as an industry leader.

The ratification of the new collective agreement demonstrates a mutual engagement toward a successful future for both Bombardier’s employees as well as the sites in the Montréal area where IAMAW Local 712 member employees work. Bombardier firmly believes that the success of the company resides in the quality of its products as well as in its experienced and engaged employees.

Source:  Bombardier
Associated URL: bombardier.com

 

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