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About Gulfstream Aerospace
Gulfstream embraces paperless cockpit solutions
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), designs, manufactures and services the world’s most technologically advanced business jet aircraft. As early pioneers of the “virtual cockpit” concept, Gulfstream embraced the concept of a paperless cockpit with the introduction of PlaneBook for Windows in 2007, an electronic solution for aircraft manuals. By 2010, Gulfstream was looking for ways to build on its success with PlaneBook and adapt the solution to a mobile platform.
Working with Gazoo Mobile, Gulfstream launched PlaneBook for iPad, an electronic flight manual solution to provide pilots with fast and intuitive access across entire suites of critical aircraft manual manuals, including flight manuals, operating manuals, pilot checklists and quick reference handbooks (QRH).
Gulfstream’s PlaneBook for iPad has been received rave reviews from both within the business aviation industry and outside of it. This mobile solution for flight operations not only improves pilot performance, but also saves printing costs and increase operational efficiency. In addition, since the iPad solutions weigh significantly less than paper-based manuals, fuel savings are being realized by operators.
Selling multi-million dollar business jets with iPad
Gulfstream’s business jets are a gold standard in business aviation and with their top-tiered jet priced at upwards of $65 million USD, communicating Gulfstream’s brand is essential to their corporate sales process.
The sales toolkit for iPad enables Gulfstream’s business development team to deliver compelling sales presentations to prospective clients while in the field. The end-to-end solution showcases Gulfstream’s entire line of business jets using interactive presentations, images, videos and audio. Over-the-air synchronization with Gulfstream’s enterprise servers ensures the entire salesforce around the world has the latest sales materials, price lists and contracts at their finger tips.
After multiple successful mobile projects, Gulfstream continues to partner with Gazoo Mobile to refine and execute their enterprise mobile strategy for flight operations, marketing and other key business areas.
Gulfstream Case Studies
Gulfstream Case Study – Flight Manuals for iPad (pdf)