Savannah, GA, United States
Savannah, GA, United States

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is an American wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics.Gulfstream designs, develops, manufactures, markets, and services business-jet aircraft. Gulfstream has produced more than 2,000 aircraft since 1958. Gulfstream's range consists of the G150, G280, G350, G450, G500, G550, G600 and G650. Wikipedia.


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Aircraft instrumentation systems and controllers are provided. An aircraft instrumentation system includes a display and a controller. The controller is configured to monitor an electronic circuit breaker (ECB) status of each of a plurality of aircraft systems. The controller is further configured to generate, for each of the plurality of aircraft systems, a visual indicator that indicates the ECB status. The controller is yet further configured to generate an image arrangement that includes the visual indicator for each of the plurality of aircraft systems and to generate a signal that causes a display to present the image arrangement.


Patent
Gulfstream Aerospace | Date: 2016-06-21

A load assembly for use with an aircraft includes a support sub-assembly and a lifting sub-assembly. The support sub-assembly is configured for removable coupling to a structural member of the aircraft. The structural member has a first interior position and a second interior position. The support sub-assembly extends between the first interior position and the second interior position. The lifting sub-assembly is movably coupled to the support sub-assembly. The lifting sub-assembly is movable along the support sub-assembly between the first interior position and the second interior position and configured to lift or lower a load, and to support the load as the lifting sub-assembly moves along the support sub-assembly between the first interior position and the second interior position.


Trailing edge components of aircraft structures, aircraft structures comprising such trialing edge components, and methods of manufacturing such trailing edge components are provided. In an exemplary embodiment, a trailing edge component includes a first skin comprising a first plurality of plies of carbon fiber reinforced polymer material and having a first mating region. The first plurality of plies includes a first ply with a first drop-off edge in the first mating region. A second skin includes a second plurality of plies of carbon fiber reinforced polymer material and having a second mating region affixed to the first mating region.


Methods for manufacturing a reinforced composite structure for an aircraft and devices used in such methods are provided. A device includes a base, a first support member fixedly attached to the base, and a second support member fixedly attached to the base and aligned longitudinally with the first support member. The first support member and the second support member are spaced a first distance apart. Two pinching wheels are spaced a second distance apart. The two pinching wheels are positioned proximate to ends of the first support member and the second support member. The second distance is less than the first distance. The two pinching wheels are configured to receive a composite material layout between them and to cause two lengths of the composite material layout to contact each other.


Patent
Gulfstream Aerospace | Date: 2015-09-28

Ventilation systems and gasper valves for ventilating passenger compartments of aircraft are disclosed herein. The ventilation system includes, but is not limited to, an air supply conduit and a gasper valve. The gasper valve includes a poppet and an annular nozzle. The poppet is configured to move between a closed position and an open position and defines a sealing surface. The annular nozzle has a nozzle throat opposing the sealing surface of the poppet. At least one of the sealing surface and the nozzle throat comprises a flexible material configured to at least partially deform in the closed position to restrict air leakage between the poppet and the annular nozzle.


An integrated power distribution, data network, and control architecture for a vehicle is provided that includes nodes distributed throughout the vehicle. Each node includes power distribution (PD) and data collection and distribution (DCD) components. The PD components receive electrical power from a source external to the node and distribute and control the electrical power supplied to active and passive electrical loads that are external to the node. The PD components include an electrical power input interface configured to receive an electrical power input from a source external to the node, and one or more power control modules. Each power control module can control the electrical power supplied to one or more electrical power output interfaces that supply power to the active and passive electrical loads. The DCD components receive data from data sources external to the node and transmit data to data consumers external to the node.


A work piece holder including, but not limited to, a bracket having a first arm, a second arm, and a gap between the first arm and the second arm. A first portion of the second arm is non-parallel with a first portion of the first arm such that a lower portion of the gap is narrower than an upper portion. The work piece holder further includes a wedge having a first side and a second side. The second side is configured to engage the first portion of the second arm. The wedge is configured to move along the first portion of the second arm. The wedge and the first arm support the work piece when the work piece is positioned in the gap and the wedge has moved along the first portion of the second arm to a position where it engages the work piece.


Patent
Gulfstream Aerospace | Date: 2015-06-25

Aircraft and aircraft windshield heating systems are provided. An aircraft windshield heating system includes a windshield, first and second heating elements, and a power bus controller. The windshield has a main portion and a reduced portion, the first and second heating elements are thermally coupled with the main portion and the reduced portion, respectively. The power bus controller is operatively coupled with the first heating element and the second heating element and is configured for coupling to a primary power supply and a backup power supply. The power bus controller is configured to determine when the primary power supply is available, to direct power from the primary power supply to the first heating element when the primary power supply is available, and to direct power from the backup power supply to the second heating element when the primary power supply is not available.


Patent
Gulfstream Aerospace | Date: 2016-03-30

A web component suitable for use with a snap-fit assembly is disclosed herein. The web component includes, but is not limited to, a sheet metal member that has a periphery and a first side and a second side. The sheet metal member also includes a plurality of protrusions that extend from a first surface of the first side and from a second surface of the second side. The plurality of protrusions are disposed proximate a portion of the periphery and are configured to engage a female receiver associated with the snap-fit assembly.


Patent
Gulfstream Aerospace | Date: 2016-05-25

A supersonic inlet includes a relaxed isentropic compression surface to improve net propulsive force by shaping the compression surface of the inlet to defocus the resulting shocklets away from the cowl lip. Relaxed isentropic compression shaping of the inlet compression surface functions to reduce the cowl lip surface angle, thereby improving inlet drag characteristics and interference drag characteristics. Supersonic inlets in accordance with the invention also demonstrate reductions in peak sonic boom overpressure while maintaining overall engine performance.

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