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FIVE GULFSTREAM BUSINESS JET MODELS CERTIFIED BY THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION OF CIVIL AVIATION OF CHINA
Certification Allows Aircraft Registration and Operation Within China
SAVANNAH, Ga., February 18, 2008 – Gulfstream Aerospace announced today that it has received type certification from the General Administration of the Civil Aviation of China (CAAC) for five of its business jet models: the Gulfstream GV; G350; G450; G500 and G550. Those models join the Gulfstream GIV and GIV-SP which were certified by the CAAC on September 15, 2003. The type certification allows the registration and operation of the aircraft models within China. In 2005, the CAAC also granted approval to Gulfstream's Long Beach, CA., service center to provide support for Chinese-registered GIV aircraft as well as Gulfstream GIIs and GIIIs. “These type certificates enable us to further expand our business activities within China,” said Joe Lombardo, president, Gulfstream Aerospace. “There is no question China is one of the most significant emerging markets for business jet aircraft. CAAC type certificates make it easier to offer our products to potential Chinese customers.” The G550, G500, G450 and G350 business jets feature virtually the same onboard systems and, along with the Gulfstream GV, share the same pilot type rating. As a result, operators of multi-Gulfstream aircraft fleets reduce their operations costs associated with aircraft maintenance, pilot and technician training and spare-parts inventory.
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Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced some 1,600 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the wide-cabin, high-speed Gulfstream G150®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G200®; the large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G350®; the large-cabin, long-range G450®; the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G500® and the large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G550®. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Financial Services Division and Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales®. The company employs more than 9,100 people at seven major locations. We invite you to visit our Web site for more information and photos of Gulfstream aircraft at www.gulfstream.com.
General Dynamics, headquartered in Falls Church, Va., employs approximately 83,500 people worldwide and reported 2007 revenues of $27.2 billion. The company is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. More information about the company is available on the Internet at www.generaldynamics.com.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world's most technologically-advanced business jet aircraft.