Gulfstream Aerospace Delivers First Large-cabin G600

 - August 8, 2019, 3:48 PM
The first Gulfstream G600 was delivered to an unidentified U.S.-based customer in early August. Gulfstream's new large-cabin twinjet has a range of 6,500 nm and can fly nonstop from Paris to Los Angeles or Hong Kong at an average speed of Mach 0.90. (Photo: Gulfstream Aerospace)

Gulfstream Aerospace has delivered the first G600—to an unidentified U.S. customer—from its Savannah, Georgia headquarters, the company announced on Thursday. This milestone comes a little more than a month after the fly-by-wire twinjet earned both U.S. FAA type and production certification.

“We always strive to exceed our customers’ expectations, and our first G600 delivery is a prime example of that,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “Our team enabled this technologically advanced aircraft to move from certified to delivered in a short period of time. The G600…continues the emergence of a new generation of Gulfstream aircraft that started with the G500 in 2018. We have only just begun.”

The G600, which received FAA approval on June 28, is entering service after a design and test program that included flying nearly 100,000 hours in the company’s labs and more than 3,200 flight hours. With a range of 6,500 nm, it can fly nonstop from Paris to Los Angeles or Hong Kong at an average speed of Mach 0.90. To date, the G600 has broken more than 10 city-pair speed records.