Flamingo Air was taking off in the early 1990s, a time when jet fuel prices were sky high. They needed to find an innovative way of reducing their fleet’s operating costs while still providing service that customers would be satisfied with and continue using for many years to come.
The solution they found? The Astra SPX – Gulfstream acquired it from IAI who had redesigned the model five times over its first twenty years on sale! It has several key design features including new engines and winglets which improved performance; increased range by 50%, allowing zero flap takeoffs; as well as reduced noise levels (especially important around airports) all without sacrificing safety or passenger comfort due to affordability considerations .