NASA Talk Reveals Why Gulfstream Aircraft Is Fly Like a G6

Press Release From: Langley Research Center
Posted: Friday, April 29, 2016

On Tuesday, May 3, at NASA's Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, Angel Barboza will present "The Success of the G650 and Its Influence on Future Gulfstream Aircraft" at 2 p.m. in the Pearl Young Theater.

Barboza will be available to answer questions from the media during a news briefing at 1:15 p.m. that day. Media who wish to do so should contact Joe Atkinson at 757-864-5644, or by email at, by noon on the day of the talk for credentials and entry to Langley.

That same evening at 7:30, Barboza will present a similar program for the general public at the Virginia Air & Space Center in downtown Hampton. This Sigma Series event is free and no reservations are required.

The Gulfstream Aerospace twin-engine G650 is the company's largest and fastest business jet with a top speed of Mach 0.925 or just below the speed of sound. Barboza will discuss how the G650 was developed to address customer demands for a business jet with a larger cabin that could fly further and faster than similar aircraft at the time. The result earned Gulfstream the Robert J. Collier Trophy in 2014 for technological advances in aircraft performance, cabin comfort, and safety.

As the director for Gulfstream's Aerodynamics and Preliminary Design Engineering, Barboza is responsible for conceptual designs of all their future aircraft. He focuses on advancing the tools and methods for predicting aerodynamics, aircraft performance and flight dynamics.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from California Polytechnic State University and a Master of Science degree in aeronautical engineering from the University of Washington. He worked for 14 years at Boeing Commercial as an aerodynamics stability and control engineer on the 777 aircraft flight test and certification, and on the 787 aircraft.

For more information about NASA Langley's Colloquium and Sigma Series Lectures, visit:


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