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Gulf stream Aerospace unveiled its new Elite Interior at the show – an all-new
optional packag e for the G550 and G450 business jets, featuring elements from
ultra-large-cabin Gulfstream 650 aircraft. “ This is an opportunity for us to offer
our large-cabin operators the timeless design aesthetic we introduced with the
G650 and G280,” says Gulf stream President Larry Flynn. “Based on feedback
we’ve received , customers want the option of selecting the more contemporary
look typified by the G650 or the traditional Gulfstream look of our existing fleet.”
The manufacturer says the Elite Interior features an integrated interior design,
the Gulfstream Cabin Manag ement System and an easy-to-use galley.
“Customers will see that the signature G650 look has been caref ully tailored to
accentuate the attributes of the G550 and G450,” Flynn says. “For example, the
Elite package includes a racetrack accent embracing the aircraft’s lower sidewall.
This design detail ... accentuates the aircraft’s sizable width.”
LED lighting is provided throughout the cabin, including automatically
activated lights in the drawers, cabinets and closets. “ The Elite suite also features
ambient lighting with an accent strip that softly illuminates the edges of the
credenza , the table box and the galley,” Gulfstream says.
In the galley, a stainless-steel-trimmed appliance stack houses two coffee makers,
a microwave and a convection oven. Touch controls add an element of simplicity
and sophistication, while hinged doors on the crystal storage unit can double as
an added work surface.
The g alley also has an electrically operated console table and dual media ser vers.
For added comfort, the Elite package offers club seating , with optional
powered seats. Both are 27 inches wide, with 20 inches bet ween armrests,
and offer full-flat berthing capability at the push of a button. The seats are
equipped with a powered track-and-swivel release among other features. The
Elite also features a divan, which converts to a 78-by-39-inch bed.
The Cabin Management System provides digital control of cabin systems
through touch scre ens, capacitive touch switches and passenger control units.
Using an iPod touch that carries a Gulfstream-designed application, passengers
will be able to control lighting, temperature, speakers, monitors, entertainment
equipment, window shades, CabinViewTM Passenger Information System and
attendant call from anywhere on the aircraft.
Bombardier Aerospace re vealed more information at the NBAA show about
supplier selection for its new Global 7000 and Global 8000 business jets.
Rockwell Collins ha s been selected to supply the avionics system and
primary flight-control computer; Parker Aerospace, the hydraulics system
and fly-by-wire technolog y; Messier-Bug atti-Dowty, the main and nose
landing gear system; Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS), the wheels
and braking system; Liebherr-Aerospace, the air management system;
Apparatebau Gauting , the water and waste system; and Arrowhead Products,
the ducting system.
“Bombardier aims to bring tog ether the industry’s top talent to design and
manufacture jets that feature advanced technology with the flexibility to
incorporate f uture innovation. We are delighted to welcome this group of high-
quality suppliers to join us in developing what will be the industry’s most exciting
new business jets since the original Global Express aircraft,” says Steve Ridolfi,
president of Bombardier Business Aircraft.
The Global 7000 will offer a cabin volume of 2,637 cubic feet, high-speed cruise
at Mach 0.9 and a 7,300 nautical-mile range at Mach 0.85. The smaller 8000, with
a cabin volume of 2,236 cubic feet, will offer the longest range of any business jet:
7,900 nautical miles at Mach 0.85. The 7000 is scheduled for entry into ser vice
in 2016, with the 8000 following in 2017.
“The Global 7000 and Global 8000 aircraft are stellar examples of the best our
industry has to offer in every sense,” says Janice Davis, vice-president and chief
procurement officer of Bombardier Aerospace.
Gulfstream unveils new
Elite Interior for G450, G550
Bombardier announces more
suppliers for new Global jets
Previously announced suppliers to the programme include : Aerolia , for the
centre fuselage; General Electric Aviation, for the integrated propulsion system;
Hamilton Sundstrand, for the electrical system, auxiliary power unit and wing
high-lift system; Intertechnique, for the fuel, f uel inerting and oxygen systems;
and Triumph Aerostructures for the wing.
NEWS IN BRIEF
AVIATION PARTNERS (API) displayed some revolutionary new winglet
designs, as well as improvements to existing Blended Winglet technology,
at the NBAA Convention. The new winglet designs – the Scimitar
Blended Winglet, Spiroid Winglet and Blended Split-Tip Scimitar Winglet
– will “reinforce API’s position as the leaders in advanced winglet
technology”, the company says. The Scimitar Blended Winglet adds a
new tip-cap detail to the existing Blended Winglet configuration, offering
an improvement of up to 10 percent in the current winglet’s drag
reduction. The scimitar tip is certified for the Hawker 800 and is now
being shipped for installation, API says. The previously patented Spiroid
Winglet concept was further refined using computational fluid dynamics
technology in preparation for flight-testing on a Dassault Falcon 50 in
2010. The flight-test results proved a drag reduction of over 11 percent.
API says it is “currently studying possible future applications for Spiroid
Winglet technology on a number of business and commercial aircraft”.
The Elite Interior brings features from the flagship Gulfstream 650 aircraft to
the manufacturer’s G550 and G450 models.
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