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GainJet maintenance manager, Mr. Stavros Arampatzis (right) accepting delivery of the G550 from Gulfstream's Mr. Pete Buresh (left).

GainJet Aviation acquires new Gulfstream G550 and extends long range capabilities

May 9, 2012:

VIP charter operator, GainJet Aviation S.A has acquired a Gulfstream G550 ultra- long range executive jet, adding yet another ultra-long ranger to its growing long range fleet.

With its latest acquisition and the recent upgrade of its VIP Boeing 757 with a stateroom & en-suite, GainJet is expanding its heavy jet and corporate airliner market presence. The G550 offers the longest flight range capability available on the current executive market today, before the highly anticipated release of the Gulfstream G650 later this year. With a flight range of 6,750 nm (13.5 hours) the G550 reaches ahead of all other business jets in its class currently available and ensures maximum convenience no matter how far the passengers' journey may take them.

GainJet's G550 is elegantly appointed with dark wood finishings and comfortable leather seats, and a stylish exterior colour scheme that oozes sophistication. The aircraft's luxurious cabin has been designed to provide maximum comfort and convenience for its passengers, even while hosting the aircraft's maximum capacity of 16.

GainJet CEO James McBride explains, "The acquisition of such a high performance and versatile aircraft is a major advantage for GainJet, especially when considering who our customers are and where in the world they wish to go. The G550's versatility and range, along with GainJet's excellent VIP service, will allow for a customized journey tailored to the specific passengers' needs".

GainJet's fleet is based throughout Europe, the Middle-East, and Africa to provide maximum convenience for its main target markets. The initial home base of the G550 being in Athens comes as no surprise, since it can serve all three markets equally. McBride elaborates, "We feel the G550 will be a popular aircraft in all three of our markets, so we've chosen Athens as a central home base location. This gives us good access to most major cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa".

For Immediate ReleaseThe G550 joins an already impressive long range fleet consisting of a VIP Boeing 757 long range executive airliner, a Bombardier Global Express XRS ultra-long range executive jet, and a Gulfstream G450 long range executive jet, among others. GainJet is expecting delivery of its Gulfstream G650 ultra-long range executive jet in 2013, and has other plans to expand its long range fleet even further.

Press release issued by GainJet Aviation.


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