Savannah Georgia – Reported by Elite Traveler th

first_imgSavannah, Georgia – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineGulfstream Aerospace Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), announced today that a second ultra-large-cabin, ultra-long-range Gulfstream G650 has completed its first flight.The second test article — known as T2 — took off from Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport at 12:50 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 25, with senior experimental test pilots Gary Freeman and Scott Buethe in the cockpit. The aircraft flew for 2 hours and 33 minutes, reaching an altitude of 37,000 feet (11,278 m) and a speed of Mach 0.80 before landing back in Savannah. In a company first, both G650 flight-test aircraft — T2 and T1 — were airborne simultaneously and were tracked by dual telemetry facilities in real time.“T2 performed extremely well during the initial tests of its integrated flight control system and handling,” said Pres Henne, senior vice president, Programs, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream. “We plan to make half a dozen flights to assess basic system functionality before proceeding to more intensive testing.” “The conditions were very gusty and blustery, yet T2, like T1, handled great,” said Freeman. “To control the aircraft precisely requires small, light control input from the pilot. It’s an easy jet to fly.”The G650 flight-test and certification plan involves five aircraft and an estimated 1,800 hours of testing. Each aircraft is used for a specific series of tests, with T1 focused on performance and flight controls, T2 on systems and T3 on avionics. The two production aircraft in the test program — P1 and P2 — will be used to evaluate the interior systems and reduced vertical separation minimums (RVSMs), respectively. T1, which spent approximately six hours in the air on Thursday, has completed 18 flights over more than 43 hours. The aircraft has reached a maximum speed of Mach 0.90 and a top altitude of 47,000 feet (14,326 m). Test pilots are progressively opening the flight envelope in conjunction with load testing of a ground-test airframe designated S6.Gulfstream expects to receive concurrent G650 certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) in 2011. Gulfstream announced the G650 program on March 13, 2008. On Sept. 29, 2009, the aircraft rolled out under its own power in front of a crowd of more than 7,000 people. It completed its first flight on Nov. 25, 2009, and remains on schedule for entry-into-service in 2012. The G650 offers the longest range at the fastest speed in its class.Powered by best-in-class Rolls-Royce BR725 engines, the business jet is capable of traveling 7,000 nautical miles (12,964 km) at Mach 0.85 and has a maximum operating speed of Mach 0.925.www.gulfstream.comlast_img read more

Completing the Prioritization Scheme for Keyword Research

first_imgThis entry is part of an ongo­ing series on how to iden­tify the best key­words to help your tar­get cus­tomers find your com­pany online.KeyboardThe prioritization scheme can be the most contentious step in the process, as it has far-reaching consequences for keyword output and adoption. As the project sponsor and ultimately the person in charge of the output, you should actively seek out feedback from stakeholders, in particular team members who will be using the keywords.Fortunately, prioritization schemes are not a completely unknown area; there are many well known, well tested prioritization criterion sets that have been created and refined over time by keyword research experts. Use these as a starting point while developing your own prioritization criteria.Any prioritization process will require that large amounts of data be collected and analyzed, and the prioritization scheme will directly determine the scope and depth of this research. If time and resources are limited, you may want to choose a less rigorous, less data-driven approach to prioritization.Furthermore, you can also structure your prioritization process so that there are rounds of short-listing, each one more focused than the previous, with each round requiring more data points on a smaller set of keywords than the previous. This approach enables you to optimize your data collection process, as the keyword researcher only has to collect the full set of data points for the most important keywords instead of doing it for every single keyword found.Stay tuned for more infor­ma­tion on find­ing the best key­words for your tar­get audi­ence.  Next week I will provide tips for finalizing the adoption plan of action in a keyword generation project. Additional resources:Keyword Effectiveness Index (KEI) with Google keyword data (Maverick Web Creations) Additional prioritization variables to consider (Team Altman) Keyword selection tips (Astra Consultants)How do I prioritize keywords for my search campaign? (clickTRUE)Determining keyword value: A recipe for prioritizing page optimizations (SEOmoz)Keyword generation from the inside out (Lyris HQ)Prioritizing your keywords (SEO Site Checkup)AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to PrintPrintShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more