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PNM Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I

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0429

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Gulfstream I

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G-159

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Grumman Aircraft

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historical significance

First Albuquerque Visit:    1975

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The Grumman G-159 Gulfstream I was a twin-turboprop executive and corporate transport aircraft that could accommodate up to 14 passengers. The Gulfstream I was a low-wing cantilever monoplane with an aluminum alloy fuselage. The aircraft was powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart turboprops and four-bladed constant speed propellers. The Gulfstream I had a retractable tricycle landing and nose gear system. The aircraft also had a hydraulically operated air stair in the forward cabin for ease of entry and exit. The Gulfstream I’s first flight was on August 14, 1958 and approximately 200 were built.
The Public Service Company of New Mexico (PNM) was originally founded in 1917 as the Albuquerque Gas and Electric Company, but its roots can be traced to 1882 when electric and gas operations began in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Throughout more than a century of serving New Mexico businesses and families, PNM is the state’s largest energy provider, powering to more than 525,000 residential and business customers across New Mexico every single day
PNM began using this Grumman Gulfstream I, N8001J, in 1975 for company business. There was especially heavy use from Albuquerque to Farmington during the 1970’s as a new power plant was being built in Farmington at that time. PNM’s Gulfstream I aircraft was the first corporate propjet of its size in Albuquerque.

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