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0 Company Overview AIAA TCM February 15, 2011 Company Overview, 01.11


2 Gulfstream Expanding Savannah Facilities
New $500M, 7 year facilities expansion announced November 15, 2010 to position Gulfstream to take advantage of the next economic growth cycle Creating 1,000 new jobs New facilities in the northwest quadrant of the Savannah airport Renovations to current Savannah facilities Expansion of the Research and Development Center (RDC) Campus

3 Gulfstream Product Line
3,000 nm (5,556 km) at M0.75 3,400 nm (6,297 km) at M0.75 3,400 nm (6,297 km) at M0.80 G350: 3,800 nm (7,038 km) at M0.80 G450: 4,350 nm (8,056 km) at M0.80 G500: 5,800 nm (10,742 km) at M0.80 G550: 6,750 nm (12,501 km) at M0.80 7,000 nm (12,964 km) at M0.85 G150, G200 range with 4 passengers / G350 – G650 range with 8 passengers G150 shown with optional Enhanced Vision System (EVS)

4 Product Line Comparison
Existing Line and Announced Products G150 G200 G250 G350 G450 G500 G550 G650 Gulfstream Bombardier L45XR L85 CL300 CL605 G5000 GEX-XRS G7000 L40XR L60XR CL850 G8000 Dassault F2000LX F900LX F7X F2000DX F900DX Hawker Beechcraft Premier H750 H4000 H400XP H900XP Mustang, CJ1,CJ2 Cessna XLS+ Cit X CJ3,CJ4 Sovereign Embraer Legacy 450 Legacy 600 Lineage 1000 Phenom 100 Phenom 300 Legacy 500 Legacy 650 Increasing Aircraft Capability and Price Aircraft in development

5 Advanced R&D Programs Gulfstream is a leader in advanced technology research Committed to significant investments in support of new and existing aircraft development to excel in leading edge technologies Advanced Technologies include Flight Deck Vision Systems Flight Controls Cabin Environment Completions Manufacturing Composites Supersonic

6 Presence on six continents with 44 facilities
Worldwide Presence Presence on six continents with 44 facilities

7 AIN Product Support Survey 2010
Best in Market* Gulfstream (Large Cabin) Cessna (Citation) Gulfstream (Mid-cabin) Bombardier (Learjet) Dassault (Falcon) Hawker Beechcraft (Hawker) Bombardier (Challenger) Boeing (BBJ) Hawker Beechcraft (Beechjet/Premier 1/H400XP) Bombardier (Global) Combined numbers for new and older aircraft from 2010 AIN Gulfstream Product Support receives top ranking - eighth year in a row * Large cabin support of aircraft of all ages

8 Moving confidently into the future
Summary Broad product line Best product support worldwide Leader in advanced technology for enhanced safety Financially strong for continued investments in all aspects of the business Over 50 years of experience Moving confidently into the future

9 Barriers to Automation of Aircraft Production
Steve Ritchie Feb 15, 2011

10 Why Automate ? More Repeatable Processes Improved Quality
Environmental Benefits Paint & Sealant applications Health & Safety Improvements Ergonomic, Repetitive Strain Syndrome Reduced Labor Content and Cost Limited and Shrinking Skilled Workforce Competitors Worldwide are Investing

11 Automation vs Design for Manufacture
Challenges High Capital Cost - $M’s – typically only justifiable with new program Low Production Volumes Intricacy of Product Design Limits Access Accuracy and Repeatability of Robots Fastener Types and Specs Product Evolution vs Clean sheet Certification and Inspection / Validation Flexibility for Change Programming / Tooling vs Human Labor Content is Small % of Cost 2D Engineering Data Automation vs Design for Manufacture

12 Significant Progress on G650
Machined Components replacing Sheetmetal Better repeatability improves aircraft assembly time Integrated Panel Assembly Cell (IPAC) Frame attachment to skins Fuselage joining straps Robotic Trim and Drill on Empennage Assembly (Fokker) Automated Tape Layup Composite Horizontal Skins Automated Electrical Harness Testing Mortise & Tenon Furniture – CNC Routing Leveraging Engineering 3D Data in Manufacturing

13 Brotje IPAC Machine for G650 Fuselage Panels
Attaches Frames and Splice Straps Install 32,000 fasteners Drill 24,000 pilot holes Drill 4,000 full size holes Accuracy +/ ’ Investment approx. $6.5M

14 Robotics Actively Benchmarking use of Robotics in Aerospace over last 3 years by Advanced Manufacturing team Discussions and site visits with Robotic Integrators Kuka Systems Electroimpact Brotje Potential Applications being reviewed Drilling of sub-assemblies Fastener installation Paint application Fillet Sealing

15 Industry Observations on Robotic Applications
Significant Progress been made in Recent Years Acquisition Costs have reduced Accuracy and Repeatability have improved Standard 0.025”to 0.040” typical Integrated Programming within Delmia PLM products iGRIP module for Robotics Incorporation by Tooling / Equipment integrators Implementations in several Aerospace companies Fokker Spirit Premium Aerotech Airbus

16 KUKA System for Vertical Assembly
Potential Single Sided Fastener installation ROM cost $1.8M including tooling Robot on Modular Pallet to allow use in other work cells

17 Summary Gulfstream is actively implementing various forms of automation based on overall business benefits Product Design is a Critical Enabler to Leverage Opportunities Off-the-shelf accuracy of Robots requires additional Alignment system overlay to achieve Aerospace accuracies / tolerances Typically need .010” to .015” (IPAC 0.005”) Load and Function Capability of Head is limited End effectors developed for specific applications Application requires Highly Repeatable activities Hard to cost justify for low production volume Pallet mount systems for use in multiple cells Gulfstream will continue to explore potential applications for automation

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