Improving how fast and how far an aircraft flies requires more than engineering a better way to make a jet soar. It also includes examining―even to a molecular level―every material used in manufacturing aircraft to develop something more advanced.
Gulfstream is respected internationally for engineering and designing technologically advanced aircraft and systems that consistently redefine business aviation. Expect that standard to continue.
Gulfstream’s Research and Development campus in Savannah, Georgia, is a shared base for more than 1,500 employees who develop and test next-generation aviation concepts in laboratories and offices totaling more than 500,000 square feet/46,452 square meters.
In the manufacturing facility for the Gulfstream G650, state-of-the-art computerized machining dovetails with an assembly process engineered for maximum efficiency. As part of the development of the G650, Gulfstream expanded its use of composites and advanced bonding techniques, creating a structure that is lighter, more durable and helps increase fuel efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Partnering with the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Gulfstream developed and patented the Quiet Spike, a nose-mounted telescoping spike designed to suppress the effects of sonic boom in supersonic flight. It’s a long-range research investment that promises Gulfstream will remain at the forefront of aviation innovation for years to come.
That’s all in a day’s work at Gulfstream―where the best minds think faster.
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Gulfstream was the first civilian aircraft manufacturer to successfully develop and certify the nose-mounted infrared Enhanced Vision System™ (EVS), improving flight safety and situational awareness for pilots.
The Gulfstream G650 and G650ER distinguish themselves with another innovation―PlaneConnect Health and Trend Monitoring™ (HTM). For the first time in a business jet, real-time, parametric data is collected in flight and transmitted directly to preselected reviewers, including Gulfstream technicians and operators.
Gulfstream’s research and development efforts have created new systems that improve the cabin experience. The Gulfstream Cabin Management System incorporates touch-screen technology, allowing passengers to adjust lighting, window shades and entertainment from most hand-held Apple devices and select Google Android devices.