General Aviation Gulfstream delivers first G600
The Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. has announced that it has delivered the first G600 business jet.
One month after the Gulfstream G600 has received its type certificate from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the manufacturer delivered the first aircraft to a commercial customer. A.U.S. took delivery of the aircraft at Gulfstream´s headquarters at Savannah.
Mark Burns, president at Gulfstream said: “We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that [...] 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,” added Burns.
On June 28, 2019, the Gulfstream G600 received its production and type certificate, after the manufacturer performed a design and test program. During this phase, the testbed-aircraft flew nearly 100,000 hours in the labs of Gulfstream and more than 3,200 hours in the air.
The aircraft features state-of-the-art avionics like the Symmetry Flight Deck which includes active control sidesticks. The aircraft has won several awards in the past years, due to its advanced technologies.
In total, the G600 is capable of flying up to 6,500 nautical miles (12,038 km) at a long-range cruise speed to Mach 0.85. It can connect cities like Los Angeles and Paris or Paris and Hong Kong non-stop. Maximum operating speed is at Mach 0,925, the same as the G650ER flagship.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics and is an aircraft manufacturer from the United States. The company designs, develops, manufactures, markets, services and supports a portfolio of business jets. Gulfstream is working in the general aviation branch since 1958. Since then, the company has produced over 2,800 aircraft for customers around the world.
The fleet comprises the Gulfstream G280TM, the Gulfstream G550TM, the Gulfstream G500TM, the Gulfstream G600TM, the Gulfstream G650TM and the Gulfstream G650ERTM.
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