Gulfstream’s newest business jet is set to make its first appearance at the Farnborough International Airshow next week as the long-range, large-cabin jet continues its march toward certification. The G600 heads to the July 16-22 show in Farnborough, UK, after it made its European debut at the European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition in May.
The display comes as the model was set for field-performance testing this summer, has undergone mechanical systems certification, and had completed data collection for development of a FlightSafety Level D full-motion simulator. Certification of the model is anticipated later this year, following approval of its smaller sibling the G500.
The G600 is joining the G500, the ultra-long-range G650ER, and the super-midsize Gulfstream G280 in Farnborough. Noting that 225 Gulfstreams are based in Europe with the London area marking the highest volume of Gulfstream traffic in the region, the company underscored the importance of the market.
“Our European fleet has grown by more than 15 percent since 2013,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “The region continues to be one of our strongest international markets, as evidenced by the investments we’ve made there, including appointing a dedicated regional senior vice president of sales and planning a new company-owned European service center.” Gulfstream recently announced TAG Farnborough as the location of its company’s newest purpose-built service center in Europe.
In addition to promoting its business jet product line, Gulfstream is eying the special-mission market at Farnborough, highlighting models such as the modified U.S. Navy Telemetry Range Support Aircraft (a G550 variant) and aeromedical evacuation platforms.