"GLF62" taxies to Rwy 30 for an early morning departure.
When delivered the aircraft will join the Conoco Phillips fleet.
Rolls for takeoff on a simply gorgeous SoCal Morning.
(Photos by Michael Carter / Aero Pacific Images)
Sadly this is the last brand new Gulfstream to depart from Long Beach Airport (LGB/KLGB) as Gulfstream Aerospace has made the decision to close down its West Coast Completion Center due to the unfavorable business climate here in California. The Gulfstream Service Center will remain open until August or September of this year then will also close moving it's operations to Van Nuys Airport (VNY/KVNY).
Gulfstream joins a long list of companies that have left the airport over the years. Cessna was the first moving its service center to Arizona, McDonnell Douglas / Boeing, jetBlue Airways, Federal Express (FedEx) and Toyota AirFlite FBO.
Michael Carter - Editor: Aero Pacific Flightlines)