Gulfstream delivers first G600

Gulfstream delivers first G600

Gulfstream has announced the first delivery of its new Gulfstream G600 aircraft to an unnamed customer in the US.

Gulfstream delivers first G600

Gulfstream has announced the first delivery of its new Gulfstream G600 aircraft to an unnamed customer in the US.

The milestone comes approximately one month after the aircraft earned its US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) type and production certificates. A US customer took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream’s Savannah headquarters.

“We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “The effort put forth by our team enabled this award-winning, technologically advanced aircraft to move from certified to delivered in an extremely short period of time. We are very proud of everyone who had a part in making this happen and keeping our promise to customers, as is a Gulfstream tradition, of a 2019 entry into service.

“The G600, with its outstanding performance, industry-leading innovative technology and stylish, comfortable cabin, continues the emergence of a new generation of Gulfstream aircraft that started with the G500 in 2018. We have only just begun.”

The G600 received both FAA type and production certificates on June 28, 2019. The aircraft entered service after a design and test programme that included flying nearly 100,000 hours in the company’s labs and more than 3,200 hours of flying in the air.

The aircraft, which already has more than 10 city-pair speed records, flies 6,500 nautical miles/12,038 kilometres at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.85. Its maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.

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