Few business innovations have had as much impact on the spread of global commerce as the aircraft. One company has risen above the competition as the premier manufacturer of personal and corporate jet aircraft. That company is Georgia-based Gulfstream Aerospace. The history of Gulfstream Aerospace lives up to this reputation. Originally a division within Grumman, maker of the World War II-era Wildcat and Hellcat, Gulfstream has seen its fortunes shift with changing times, economic policy, and new ownership. Yet in many ways, the tale of these storied aircraft is remarkably consistent: Gulfstream has inspired decades of loyalty among the people who design and manufacture the aircraft.