Gulfstream's electronic flight bag PlaneBook is now available for the midsize G200 and G150. The tablet computer is loaded with all critical flight information including the airplane flight manual, operating manual, checklists and expanded procedures for normal and emergency operation. An electronic version of the Gulfstream quick reference handbook instantly directs pilots to the necessary document and to cross-reference other documents.
PlaneBook uses a Fujitsu FG-1620G tablet computer that has both wireless internet and Bluetooth capability so pilots can download the latest revisions to the manuals even while en route. The computer is completely portable and pilots can use it for normal computer and internet tasks during layovers. With PlaneBook and the Gulfstream PlaneView avionics system the G200 and G150 can qualify for a "paperless" cockpit. The entire system is supported by the Gulfstream help desk around the clock.
Gulfstream also celebrated the rollout of the 200th G550 in earlier this summer, just under five years since the first delivery of the super-long-range jet. The G550 holds many city-pair speed records, including a remarkable 7,301 nm nonstop flight from Seoul to Orlando that took 14.5 hours. The G550/500 fleet recently surpassed 200,000 flight hours and has a 99.87 percent dispatch rate.