Last production G150 pays flying visit to Belfast

The last production Gulfstream G150, serial number 326, still in basic primer, made a night stop at Global Trek Aviation's FBO at Belfast International Airport (EGAA) last week enroute from the manufacturing plant in Tel Aviv to the Gulfstream Completions Center at Love Field, Dallas, Texas.

“Both the G150 and the larger G280 have been regular tech stop visitors at GTA," said General Manager Gordon Bingham, "our Operations team here are sorry to say goodbye to the popular mid-size business jet transits. However, they plan to be on hand for further visits of the ever successful and sleek super mid size G280.”

Developed as an improved version of the highly successful G100 corporate jet with wider and longer cabin and uprated engines the G150 was the first business jet to be certified by the FAA for Stage 4, the industry’s most stringent noise standards.  Airframe #326 is expected to be delivered to the customer mid 2017 following interior fitting out, exterior painting and final flight trials.

Pilot in command for the delivery flight Captain Tal Avital, a G150 test pilot, said “The G150 is a joy to fly, is always reliable and offers a great passenger experience.”

Gulfstream Aerospace, a General Dynamics company, actually use two G150 themselves as part of their Field & Airborne Support Teams (FAST), dedicated to ensuring a swift, well coordinated response to aircraft on ground (AOG) situations.

Global Trek Aviation and Belfast International Airport are proving to be an excellent combination for aircraft transiting the North Atlantic as it offers the perfect geographical location on the eastern seaboard, very competitive fuel pricing, professional service (all staff are trained to NATA Safety 1st standard) and a great choice of quality hotels and amenities.

BlueSky Business Aviation News | 23rd February 2017 | Issue #405