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2941 Fairview Park Drive

Suite 100

Falls Church, VA 22042

United States

Phone: 703-876-3000

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General Dynamics Corporation operates as an aerospace and defense company worldwide. The company offers a portfolio of products and services in business aviation; combat vehicles, weapons systems and munitions; C4ISR (command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR)) solutions and information technology (IT) services; and shipbuilding. Business Groups The company operates through four business groups: Aerospace, Combat Systems, Information Systems and Technology, and Marine Systems. Aerospace This business group is at the forefront of the business-jet industry. The company delivers a family of Gulfstream (Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (the company’s subsidiary)) aircraft, provides aircraft services and performs completions for aircraft produced by other original equipment manufacturers. Gulfstream designs, develops, manufactures, services and supports the business-jet aircraft. The company’s product line includes aircraft across a spectrum of price and performance options in the large- and mid-cabin business-jet market. In 2015, Gulfstream was awarded the Collier Trophy for the design and development of the G650 business-jet family. The G650 family includes the G650 and the extended-range G650ER. The ultra-long-range G650ER flies farther at faster speeds than any other business jet on the market, and could travel 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85. The G650 entered into service in 2012, and the G650ER was introduced and delivered in 2014. In 2014, the company also introduced two new large-cabin business jets, the G500 and G600. These clean-sheet next-generation business jets optimize the speed, wide-cabin comfort, efficiency and advanced safety technology of the aircraft. At Mach 0.85, the G500 could fly 5,000 nautical miles, and the G600 could fly 6,200 nautical miles. The G500 completed its first flight in May 2015 and has since completed various test flight hours at speeds up to Mach 0.995 and altitude approximately 50,000 feet. The G500 and G600 are expected to enter into service in 2018 and 2019, respectively. The company’s product improvement and development efforts include initiatives in advanced avionics, composites, renewable fuels, flight-control systems, acoustics, cabin technologies and vision systems. An example is the Symmetry Flight Deck introduced with the G500 and G600, which includes 10 touchscreens and active control sidesticks. The touchscreens improve how pilots interact with onboard systems, and the sidesticks are digitally linked to allow both pilots to see and feel each other’s control inputs, improving situational awareness and further improving safety of the flight. Gulfstream designs, develops and manufactures aircraft in Savannah, including manufacturing all large-cabin models. The mid-cabin models are constructed by a non-U.S. partner. All models are outfitted in the group’s U.S. facilities. In support of Gulfstream’s improving aircraft portfolio and international customer base, the company has invested in multi-year facilities projects at its Savannah campus, which are scheduled to continue through 2017. This expansion consists of constructing new facilities, including the completed purpose-built G500 and G600 manufacturing facilities, and renovating existing infrastructure. This effort follows earlier projects, including a purpose-built G650 manufacturing facility, increased aircraft-service capacity, an improved customer sales and design center and a paint facility. This business group offers support for the approximately 2,500 Gulfstream aircraft in service with the largest factory-owned service network in the business aviation industry, including professionals located worldwide. The service network for Gulfstream aircraft continues to evolve to address the demands of the group’s improving international customer base. The company operates 11 company-owned service centers worldwide and has approximately 20 factory-authorized service centers and authorized warranty facilities on 6 continents. The company also operates a 24-hour-per-day/365-day-per-year customer contact center and offers on-call Gulfstream airc

 

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