In the last four years, Gulfstream has added a number of options to modernize its GIV and GV aircraft families, which are approaching their 30th and 20th years in service, respectively.
“We have an ongoing commitment to our customers to continue investment in these aircraft,” said Derek Zimmerman, president, Gulfstream Product Support. “They are two of the most reliable and capable business jet families ever built. Of the more than 2,500 Gulfstream aircraft in service worldwide, more than 700 are GIVs, GIV-SPs and GVs. We continue to develop products to enhance their technology and safety.”
The latest upgrades to the GIV/GV families have been in four main areas: flight deck, cabin management, connectivity and interiors/exteriors.
Cabin connectivity/management enhancements included the Satcom Direct Router, which integrates with any satcom to manage cabin communications, run software apps and connect to cellular networks. Another upgrade is the UCS 5000, an all-in-one smart router and media server that provides access to Gogo Vision, which delivers regularly updated on-demand movies and television shows to passengers’ personal electronic devices. Finally, the SD-600 satcom data unit installed in more than 400 GIV/GV family aircraft was discontinued. Gulfstream’s solution is to replace the multi-channel satellite systems that include the SD-600 with MCS-7120. Other services include seat re-upholstery, carpet replacement and IFE system installations.
GIV/GV family enhancements can be completed at Gulfstream’s company-owned service centers worldwide. These are located in Savannah and Brunswick, Georgia; Westfield, Massachusetts; Appleton, Wisconsin; Las Vegas, Nevada; Long Beach, California; Dallas, Texas; West Palm Beach, Florida; Luton, UK; Sorocaba, Brazil; and Beijing, China.
November 1, 2016