Gulfstream targets Australia with G280 and G650

Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream brought its super mid-sized G280 and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 to the Avalon air show for the first time, with the manufacturer expecting the aircraft to be popular in the country’s growing business jet market.

25th Mar 2013


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 Gulfstream targets Australia with G280 and G650


Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream brought its super mid-sized G280 and the ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range G650 to the Avalon air show for the first time, with the manufacturer expecting the aircraft to be popular in the country’s growing business jet market.
Australia and New Zealand are long term growth markets for Gulfstream, with the market showing encouraging signs, says Scott Neal, senior vice-president, sales and marketing.
In the wider Asia-Pacific region, Gulfstream has 208 business jets in service. The Asia-Pacific fleet has tripled in size in recent years, according to the manufacturer. In particular, the manufacturer believes the G450, G550 and G650 are of particular interest to customers in the region due to their large cabins and range, with 80 per cent of the Asia-Pacific fleet being large cabin aircraft. Gulfstream claims a 46 per cent share of the region’s large cabin aircraft market.

 

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