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Gulfstream To Add 100 Jobs Due To Its Large Cabin Aircraft Growth
By Daniel Baxter

January 7, 2013 - Gulfstream Aerospace announced it plans to increase employment at its Appleton, Wisconsin facility by approximately 100 positions in the next year to support growing volume in completions work for Gulfstream large cabin aircraft, including the recently certified G650. The site currently has approximately 725 employees, including nearly 425 technicians. 

The Gulfstream G650 is a twin-engine business jet aircraft under development by Gulfstream Aerospace. Gulfstream began the G650 program in 2005 and revealed it to the public in 2008. The G650 is the company's largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.925. 

“With the certification of the G650, Gulfstream Appleton will increase its delivery rates to meet the needs of customers,” said Dennis Stuligross, senior vice president, Operations, Gulfstream. “This increase requires adding jobs ranging from Materials to Engineering positions. With this expansion of the Gulfstream Appleton site, we can further grow our business and help support this great community.” (see NTSB, Aggressive Test Flight Schedule, Pilot Errors Led To Crash Of Gulfstream G650)

The G650 will have a seating capacity of 2 pilots and 11–18 passengers. It will have a payload of 6,500 LBS. The aircraft length will be 99 ft 9 inches with a wingspan of 99 ft 7 inches. Its height will be 25 ft 4 inches. The aircraft will have a max takeoff weight of 99,600 lb. The G650 will be powered by two Rolls Royce Deutschland BR725 turbofan engines. It will have a maximum speed of 610 MPH with a cruise speed of 562 MPH with a fuel range between 6,906 and 8,050 miles. 

Gulfstream Appleton is home to a completions center and service center. It has approximately 275,000 square feet of hangar, shop and support space. The Appleton facility is located at the Outagamie Country Regional Airport, just 90 miles north of Milwaukee. Completions work includes the design, selection and installation of the cabin configuration and layout, furniture, seats, carpets and sidewall treatments, entertainment and communication systems, and galley and lavatory fixtures.



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