Gulfstream Aerospace has received the green light to begin deliveries of the fly-by-wire G600 to customers in Europe, following EASA certification of the large-cabin jet, the Savannah, Georgia-based aircraft manufacturer announced yesterday. This nod comes almost a year after similar FAA approval for the twinjet, which entered service on Aug. 8, 2019.
“The Gulfstream G600’s technology, high-speed performance, and efficiency will serve the intercontinental European business traveler well,” said Gulfstream president Mark Burns. “We are excited to get this aircraft in the hands of customers throughout the continent.”
According to Gulfstream, the G600 can fly 5,500 nm at its Mach 0.90 high-speed cruise or 6,500 nm at its Mach 0.85 long-range cruise speed. The jet's maximum operating speed is Mach 0.925.
The G600 has racked up 23 city-pair speed records, including a 4,057-nm flight from Savannah to Geneva in 7 hours and 21 minutes at Mach 0.90.