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Published on February 15th, 2017 | by Joe McDermott

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Global Trek Aviation welcomes last Gulfstream G150 to Belfast

The last production Gulfstream G150, serial number 326, still in basic primer, made a night stop with Global Trek Aviation FBO at Belfast International Airport this 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 with GTA 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” said Gordon Bingham, GTA General Manager.

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 company demonstrator on display at NBAA in Orlando, Florida

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.

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Joe McDermott

Joe has worked in operations & business development with a number of Fixed Based Operators (FBO) including USA based companies Landmark Aviation & Universal Aviation. As founder of business airport/FBO focused consultancy Global FBO Consult he has worked on projects in Bahrain, France, India, Ireland, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Tanzania, UAE, United Kingdom & USA. The company specializes in providing cost effective solutions to assist airports, FBOs & ground handling companies grow efficiently & deal with the competition head on, allowing them to attract new customers, keep existing customers & generate maximum revenue. He is a contributor to many BizAv magazines including Business Airport International, Bluesky Business Aviation News, Globalair.com & has written feature articles for P1, historic aircraft magazine FlyPast and a regular contributor to Flying In Ireland. He is a founding member & CEO of the Irish Business Aviation Association (IrBAA), Honorary President of Runway Aviation Club Ghana, founder of Follow Me-Aircraft Marshallers & a “patched” member of the Commemorative Air Force Marshallers-Detachment in the USA.



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