16 November 2012

Gulfstream Aerospace establishes satellite flight department in Hong Kong

- Office staffed by five pilots 
- Nearly 200 Gulfstream business jets registered in Asia-Pacific 

Savannah, Ga. - 14 November 2012 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has established a satellite flight department in Hong Kong to support Gulfstream operators in Asia. The office is staffed by five pilots: three large-cabin demonstration pilots, one mid-cabin demonstration pilot and a chief pilot type-rated in both large- and mid-cabin aircraft. 

The pilots work closely with customers and their local aircraft management companies to facilitate the transfer of Gulfstream aircraft into the region. Additionally, they assist in the transit of aircraft to and from the United States, provide entry-into-service flying for customers and support regional air shows. 

“The move reflects Gulfstream’s continued commitment to assisting customers around the world,” said Scott Neal, senior vice president, Sales and Marketing, Gulfstream. “Our operators in Asia can leverage the collective experience of our pilots, who will work with their aircraft management company to ensure their aircraft delivery and entry-into-service are as smooth as possible.” 

The five-person department is located in Gulfstream’s Hong Kong Product Support office at the modern Citygate complex in the Tung Chung section of Hong Kong, near Hong Kong International Airport. 

“We selected Hong Kong because of its central location, providing us access to India, Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia,” Neal said. “Putting a flight department there broadens our availability to customers.” 

Nearly 200 Gulfstream business jets are registered in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. The company employs more than 12,500 people at 12 major locations

General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 93,700 people worldwide. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. 

Source: Gulfstream