Gulfstream Aerospace, which brought its G500 and G650ER business jets to the LABACE static display this week, has added a new field service representative in Brazil and partnered with local maintenance providers Líder Aviação and Aero Rio Táxi Aéreo. The two companies will provide warranty repairs, maintenance, and spare parts for the G650/G650ER, G550, and G280.
The new Brazil FSR, Roberto César Oliveira, is based in São Paulo and holds multiple FAA and ANAC licenses. With more than 20 years in aviation, Oliveira has “extensive knowledge of Gulfstream aircraft, avionics, and maintenance planning,” Gulfstream said.
According to the manufacturer, there are more than 90 G500s in service worldwide. The G500 can fly at Mach 0.90 up to 4,500 nm or at Mach 0.85 to 5,300 nm carrying eight passengers and three crewmembers. It was the first Gulfstream jet equipped with the Honeywell Epic-based Symmetry flight deck, including fly-by-wire active control side sticks.
Also present at the first LABACE in three years, the G650ER recently earned steep approach certification from the European Union Aviation Safety Agency. The G650ER has three cabin zones and can fly eight passengers plus crew to a maximum range of 7,500 nm.