Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation was formed in the 1950’s when Grumman Aircraft Engineering Co. developed its first business aircraft, named the Grumman Gulfstream I. This was the first aircraft of its kind that was designed solely for business travel. Its huge success led to the development and production of the Grumman Gulfstream II (GII), resulting in one of the most successful lines of civil aircraft known today. In 1972, Grumman and American Aviation Corp, a light-aircraft manufacturer, merged, resulting in the creation of Gulfstream American. The company’s new priority was to focus its efforts on the Gulfstream III. The Gulfstream IV was developed in the 1980s and the Gulfstream V in the 1990s. Towards the end of the 1990s, General Dynamics acquired Gulfstream, subsequently opening a $5.5 million aircraft refurbishment and completions support facility along with purchasing four US maintenance facilities. The company’s focus was now on enhancing product performance while cutting costs. Today, Gulfstream Aerospace operates as a subsidiary of General Dynamics, a large aerospace and defense company that was formed through various mergers and acquisitions. General Dynamics, the 5th largest defense contractor based on revenue, reported $31.513 billion in revenue in the most recent year. The publicly-traded company is also listed on the S&P 500 Component. Their notable products include the very popular and widely used F-16 Fighting Falcon.
The company also re-established themselves in the airframe business through the acquisition of Gulfstream Aerospace. Gulfstream’s specialty is in the design, development, and manufacturing of business-jet aircraft. To date, they have produced more than 2,000 aircraft since 1958. They currently produce the following aircraft models: • Gulfstream G150 • Gulfstream G280 • Gulfstream G350/G450 • Gulfstream G500/G550 • Gulfstream G650 Their newest model, the Gulfstream G650, with a price tag of $65 million, is arguably the best twin-engine business jet aircraft on the market today. It is the biggest, fastest, and overall best-quality private aircraft that money can buy. Gulfstream is way ahead of the game in this regard, as they are not expected to have any real competitors until Bombardier releases its Global 7000/8000, expected to debut in 2016/2017. ASAP Semiconductor is a leading distributor of Gulfstream parts
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