Founded in 1958, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is an American subsidiary of General Dynamics with its headquarters in Savannah, Georgia. The company’s first aircraft, a business aircraft named the Grumman Gulfstream, took its maiden flight on August 14th, 1958. In December 1979, the American manufacturer introduced the Gulfstream GIII, which became the first business jet to fly over both poles on November 1983.
Gulfstream specializes in business jets models comprised of Mid-Size Jets (Gulfstream G150, Gulfstream G200 and Gulfstream G280), Large Jets (Gulfstream G350) and Super Large Jets (Gulfstream G450, Gulfstream G550 and Gulfstream G650).
Gulfstream G500 that will succeed the G450 made its first flight on May 18th, 2015 and will enter into service very shortly. On December 17th, 2016 Gulfstream G600 took its maiden flight and is also entering into service on short notice, replacing the G550. Both aircraft models are wired with a Data Concentration Network, an advanced data delivery network acting as an aircraft’s central nervous system.