Gulfstream Aerospace

Gulfstream Aerospace ( from english Gulf Stream, Gulf Stream ') is an American aircraft manufacturer, headquartered at the Savannah / Hilton Head Airport in Savannah (Georgia ), which completely belongs to General Dynamics since 1999.


The first aircraft, which bore the name Gulfstream, was the twin-engine propeller business aircraft Grumman Gulfstream I. The success of this program allowed Grumman, the business jet Grumman Gulfstream II to develop. 1978 sold the Grumman Gulfstream program at American Jet Industries ( AJI ), which renamed the company in Gulfstream American. 1980 Rockwell Aero Commander program was adopted. 1985 Gulfstream was bought by Chrysler and finally called Gulfstream Aerospace.

1999 bought General Dynamics Gulfstream Aerospace to 2001, the Galaxy Aerospace Company from Israeli Aircraft Industries (IAI ) to add. Together with IAI, the G100/G150 and G200 is produced.

Earlier types of aircraft

Current aircraft types

Gulfstream currently offers (2011) eight models:

  • G100/G150, based on the IAI Astra SPX
  • G200/G280, based on the IAI Galaxy
  • G300 and
  • G350/G400/G450 follow the Gulfstream IV
  • G500/G550, was introduced in 2002 for the first time
  • G650