Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., the Savannah-based manufacturer of large business jets, rolled out on Sept. 22 its newest model which will be able to fly nonstop from New York to Tokyo or Los Angeles to Sydney.
The Gulfstream V has a price tag of some $35 million, officials said adding that there already is a backlog of orders in excess of $2 billion. Gov. Zell Miller and FAA Administrator David Hinson attended the roll-out ceremony in Savannah.
The plane, which will have a range of 6,500 nautical miles at Mach .80, is scheduled to undertake its first flight in November with the first delivery scheduled for the fourth quarter of 1996.
BMW-Rolls Royce has developed the BR710-48 engine specifically for this model.
Gulfstream’s revenue sharing partners in the project include Fokker, Northrop-Grumman and ShinMaywa, and its partners are BMW-Rolls Royce, Honeywell, Sundstrand and AlliedSignal.
In addition to its Savannah manufacturing facility, Gulfstream operates service and completion centers in Savannah and Brunswick, and Long Beach, Calif. It also maintains production facilities in Oklahoma City and Mexicali, Mexico.
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