General Aviation Gulfstream delivers final commercial G550
Business jet manufacturer Gulfstream has announced, that the last G550 has been delivered to a commercial customer.
The final commercial delivery of a Gulfstream G550 has been performed by the manufacturer. An international customer took delivery of the aircraft, as an era comes to an end. More than 600 G550s are already in service.
Back in 2003, Gulfstream introduced the G550 into the market and the aircraft has since then become a very popular choice with business jet operators and private customers around the world.
Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream, confirmed: “For nearly two decades, the G550 has been exceeding customer expectations […] The G550 set a new standard for performance and reliability and continues to outperform and impress with its wide-ranging capabilities. Given our vast G550 fleet in service, we look forward to continuing to support all G550 customers around the world with Gulfstream Customer Support’s extensive network.”
This delivery of the last commercial G550 is a milestone for Gulfstream, as it gives time to reflect on the past decades and the success the aircraft had. But it also means, that the focus can be put on developing and producing newer and more modern aircraft to more customers.
The G550 is capable of flying for up to 6750 nautical miles (12.501 kilometers) at speeds of up to Mach 0.80. Over the last years, the G550 has achieved more than 55 speed records which shows the versatility of the aircraft.
„While manufacturing of the G550 will end, our industry-leading support of the aircraft will continue. With more than 30 company-owned and factory-authorized service centers on five continents as well as the ability to produce and procure parts, we are well-prepared to continue offering G550 owners the highest level of support,” Burns said back in June 2020, when it was first announced that the last G550 will be delivered in 2021.
Gulfstream is one of the largest manufacturers for Business Jets and the first aircraft of the company took off in 1958. Since then, Gulfstream delivered more than 2,900 aircraft to customers on all continents.
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