Gulfstream's G600 To Make Paris Air Show Debut

 - June 13, 2019, 10:42 AM
Gulfstream's new G600 will be making its first appearance at the Paris Air Show Next week. The manufacturer hopes to be able to remove the 'experimental' label from its nose by the end of the month with certification pending from the FAA. (Photo: Mark Wagner/AIN)

As it awaits certification from the FAA, Gulfstream’s G600 will make its debut at the Paris Air Show next week, joining the Georgia-based airframer’s G280, G550, and flagship G650ER in the static display at Le Bourget Airport.

The long-range, large-cabin twinjet is equipped with the same Honeywell Primus Epic-based Gulfstream Symmetry flight deck as its smaller G500 sibling, featuring touchscreen displays and fly-by-wire with active control side sticks. The aircraft is capable of linking Paris with Los Angeles or Hong Kong at an average speed of Mach 0.90.

“The European response to the G600 and the innovations it brings to business aviation have been extraordinary,” noted Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “With Gulfstream’s advanced technology in the flight deck and award-winning design in the cabin, the G600 offers customers in every region a compelling combination of speed, comfort, and safety.”

The G600 could receive certification and approval of its production certificate by the end of June, with the first deliveries to follow soon after.