Gulfstream's Price Cuts

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Ah, the large print giveth and the small print taketh away. Imagine our excitement when we spied Gulfstream's latest press release, which announced a series of price reductions. Could AVweb finally afford one of the Savannah, Ga.-based company's uber-jets? But it was not to be: The price reductions -- up to 48 percent -- only apply to Gulfstream parts, not the entire airplane. Shucks. "Over the past few months, we’ve been cutting our prices on many of our most popular consumable parts, some by nearly half," said Larry Flynn, president, product support, Gulfstream. In May and June, Gulfstream sent letters to all of its aircraft owners and operators, announcing the price reductions on various spares, including hardware and a select group of popular interior, airframe and major components. The reduced prices are for as long as supplies last. Alas, AVweb will be forced to wait a bit longer for our new Gulfstream -- it's still cheaper to buy the whole airplane than to acquire a bunch of spare parts and build one from there. Still, we can dream.