Gulfstream Offers The 'Royal' Treatment

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Gulfstream Aerospace announced it will provide Royal Jet with two large-cabin, mid-range Gulfstream G300 Multi-Purpose Aircraft (MPA) that feature convertible interiors to meet the needs of two types of missions: VIP/executive charter and medical transport.

Royal Jet, a new business jet operator located at the Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates, is the first customer to order the G300. The company, which is jointly owned by Amiri Flight and Abu Dhabi Aviation, will use the jets as its backbone in the start-up phase as a new aircraft charter provider in the Gulf Region.

The newly developed G300 MPA cabin converts from a 14-seat VIP passenger configuration to a medical transport by replacing removable club seats with self-contained medical beds. The cabin can accommodate two self-contained bed modules equipped with oxygen, compressed air, suction and A/C power. Powered by two Rolls-Royce Tay engines, the large-cabin, mid-range aircraft can fly 3,600 nautical miles nonstop, fly at a maximum speed of .80 Mach and reach an altitude of 45,000 feet.

To date, Gulfstream has delivered 15 medical transport/evacuation aircraft to customers around the world. The company says it sees this type of aircraft rise in an emerging market segment.