Thread regarding Gulfstream Aerospace layoffs

G700 roll out farce

Its disgraceful that gulfstream can do a roll out ceremony for their new airplane when they have laid off most of the key design engineers on that program.
Bad timing very distasteful.
If only all was known. The engines failed the stress test recently and their is a furlough planned on this program

Post ID: @OP+11EyT1ev

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Interesting that the first orders are for Qatar and FlexJet fleets. There was a time when Fortune 500 companies would line up for the first orders knowing they would have top of the line aircraft in a couple of years. Due to the G-650 debacle, it appears they have taken a wait and see approach. General Dynamics has taken a once sought after brand and transformed it into “fleet meat”

Post ID: @2zqd+11EyT1ev

It’s clear they timed the layoffs right before the announcement in effort to offset the negative employee moral created by the layoffs. Leadership can spin the announcement anyway they want but the truth is that the 3-5 years out G700 is projected to be inferior in performance to the already in service Bombardier Global 7500. Gulfstream might gain some ground in flight test or they may lose some. We'll never know until they complete the actual testing on an airplane with engines that can fly. What I hope they don't do is make the same mistake they made on the G650 and ignore the flight test data in a desperate attempt to improve the performance for marketing purposes that endangers flight test pilots and engineers. Gulfstream is behind and they aren't offering a significant advantage with this launch. Throw in the large diminishment in the Gulfstream brand that they earned from the poor G650 entry into service (poor interior, system faults right after delivery, flap damage, etc.) and I wouldn't be surprised if sales are lackluster. It's sad what has happened to a once great company & brand.

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