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Gulfstream’s Buerger given new VP role

Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation of the US has announced that L D Buerger, previously the company’s Director of Operations for Advanced Aircraft Programmes, has been named Vice President, Flight Test. Buerger reports to Dan Nale, senior vice president, Programmes, Engineering and Test, Gulfstream.

In this newly created position, Buerger will oversee all flight-test activities for sustaining and new programmes, including those for the Gulfstream G500 and G600.

Prior to his role as the Director of Operations for Advanced Aircraft Programmes, Buerger was the director of Operations for the G650. In that position, he was responsible for G650 manufacturing, manufacturing engineering, planning, industrial engineering and quality. He assisted with leading the G650 development and production efforts through type and production certification.

Buerger joined Gulfstream in 2007 as a G450/G550 Completions team manager. He went on to become the senior operations manager and then director, G650 Manufacturing.

Before joining Gulfstream, Buerger served in the Air Force for nearly nine years. He earned an engineering degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and a Master of Business Administration degree from Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama.

A wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports the world’s most technologically advanced business-jet aircraft. 

Gulfstream has produced more than 2,400 aircraft for customers around the world since 1958. To meet the diverse transportation needs of the future, Gulfstream offers a comprehensive fleet of aircraft, comprising the G150, the G280, the G450, the G550, the G500, the G600, the G650 and the G650ER. Gulfstream also offers aircraft ownership services via Gulfstream Pre-Owned Aircraft Sales. 

The company employs more than 16,000 people at 12 major locations.

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