“Time is our most precious commodity, and there are conveniences that wealth brings to essentially get you more time. —retired Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, explaining why he commutes via private jet from his Seattle home to watch games of the Los Angeles Clippers, the basketball team he bought last year for $2 billion. ”
Gulfstream May Launch G250 at NBAA/Orlando
Two weeks before Gulfstream Aerospace unveiled the G650 last March, a J.P. Morgan report predicted that the Savannah, Ga.-based aircraft manufacturer would launch two models this year. It now appears the forecast was right, as introduction of the G250 (a successor to the super-midsize G200) is reportedly nearing and could come at the National Business Aviation Association Convention (October 3 to 6, in Orlando, Fla.). Industry observers expect the G250 to address some of the G200's shortcomings, namely range and runway performance, by incorporating a redesigned wing leading edge, complete with a bleed-air anti-icing system and a new T-tail.